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Mathematical Tools for Understanding Infectious Disease Dynamics

Odo Diekmann, Hans Heesterbeek, and Tom Britton


Mathematical modeling is critical to our understanding of how infectious diseases spread at the individual and population levels. This book gives readers the necessary skills to correctly formulate and analyze mathematical models in infectious disease epidemiology, and is the first treatment of the subject to integrate deterministic and stochastic models and methods. The book fully explains how to translate biological assumptions into mathematics to construct useful and consistent models, and how to use the biological interpretation and mathematical reasoning to analyze these models. It shows ... More

Keywords: mathematical modeling, infectious diseases, epidemiology, mathematical reasoning, biological interpretation, model construction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691155395
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691155395.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Odo Diekmann, author
Utrecht University

Hans Heesterbeek, author
Utrecht University

Tom Britton, author
Stockholm University