Mathematical Modeling for Industry and Engineering
Appropriate for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in Mathematical Modeling offered in math, engineering departments, and applied math departments. Prerequisite is some exposure to differential equations and to matrices.
This accessible and practical text is designed to nurture a "modeling intuition" for a wide range of disciplines, including mathematics, science, engineering, and economics. The numerous examples and mathematical techniques it includes demonstrate that mathematical modeling can be an important tool for revealing the underlying links between apparently disparate phenomena. Its flexible approach also reinforces the idea that there is no fixed set of tools for modeling.