Mathematics and the Life Sciences

Selected Lectures, Canadian Mathematical Congress, August 1975

  • David E. Matthews
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-VII
  2. Problems of Statistical Inference in the Life Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. A. Barnard
      Pages 60-65
  3. Bioassay

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 66-66
    2. David E. Matthews
      Pages 67-86
    3. David E. Matthews
      Pages 87-100
    4. David E. Matthews
      Pages 101-116
    5. David E. Matthews
      Pages 117-136
    6. David E. Matthews
      Pages 137-151
  4. Qualitative Analysis of Complex Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 152-152
    2. David E. Matthews
      Pages 153-170
    3. David E. Matthews
      Pages 171-179
    4. David E. Matthews
      Pages 180-184
    5. David E. Matthews
      Pages 185-191
    6. David E. Matthews
      Pages 192-195
    7. David E. Matthews
      Pages 196-199
  5. Mathematical Models in Population Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 200-200
    2. David E. Matthews
      Pages 201-212
    3. David E. Matthews
      Pages 213-221
  6. The Generation and Recognition of Patterns in Biological Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 222-222
  7. Catastrophe Theory and the Modelling of Biological Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 342-342
    2. David E. Matthews
      Pages 343-358
    3. David E. Matthews
      Pages 374-385

About these proceedings


For two weeks in August, 1975 more than 140 mathematicians and other scientists gathered at the Universite de Sherbrooke. The occasion was the 15th Biennial Seminar of the Canadian Mathematical Congress, entitled Mathematics and the Life Sciences. Participants in this inter­ disciplinary gathering included researchers and graduate students in mathematics, seven different areas of biological science, physics, chemistry and medical science. Geographically, those present came from the United States and the United Kingdom as well as from academic departments and government agencies scattered across Canada. In choosing this particular interdisciplinary topic the programme committee had two chief objectives. These were to promote Canadian research in mathematical problems of the life sciences, and to encourage co-operation and exchanges between mathematical scientists" biologists and medical re­ searchers. To accomplish these objective the committee assembled a stim­ ulating programme of lectures and talks. Six principal lecturers each delivered a series of five one-hour lectures in which various aspects of the interaction between mathematics and the life sciences were considered. In addition researchers working in the areas of health, population biology, physiology and development biology and disease processes were invited to give more than 25 hours of complementary talks.


Biomathematik Life mathematical biology mathematics population biology

Editors and affiliations

  • David E. Matthews
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-08351-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-93067-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-633X
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