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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (June 13 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 052162570X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521625708
  • Product Dimensions: 24.7 x 16.8 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 739 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #935,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When I was writing the chapter on evolutionary dynamics for my book Game Theory Evolving (Princeton, 2000), I looked at all the books available and found nothing. Then Hofbauer and Sigmund's new book (a totally revised version of their earlier Theory of Evolution and Dynamical Systems) came out, and I knew I had a masterpiece in hand.
The book does not assume the reader knows basic differential equation theory--it presents all the theory necessary. Indeed, it is a wonderful way to learn differential equation theory, since one immediately is faced with meaningful problems to solve. It does assume the reader is familiar with multivariate calculus. The book should be accessible to biologists and game theorists with a minimum understanding of each other's disciplines.
There are four parts. First, HS deal with Lotka-Volterra equations of the type prevalent in predator-prey models, which they extend to ecological models and several populations. Like the rest of the book, there are lots of problems and the presentation is elegant and succinct.
The second part deals with game theory dynamics and replicator equations, including sections on evolutionary games and asymmetric games. This too is extremely nicely presented, and the links to the Lotka-Volterra models are made clear.
Part three is on dynamical systems especially of relevance to biochemistry--catalytic hypercycles--as well as higher dimensional phase space dynamics of ecological models.
Part four deal with population genetic models using a differential equation approach. This section is also excellent, though for serious readers it should be complemented by Karlin and Taylor's Second Course in Stochastic Processes (which is much more mathematically demanding).
The physical production of the book is also first rate--a pleasure to read and use.
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The Best There Is On Evolutionary Dynamics July 13 2000
By Herbert Gintis - Published on Amazon.com
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When I was writing the chapter on evolutionary dynamics for my book Game Theory Evolving (Princeton, 2000), I looked at all the books available and found nothing. Then Hofbauer and Sigmund's new book (a totally revised version of their earlier Theory of Evolution and Dynamical Systems) came out, and I knew I had a masterpiece in hand.
The book does not assume the reader knows basic differential equation theory--it presents all the theory necessary. Indeed, it is a wonderful way to learn differential equation theory, since one immediately is faced with meaningful problems to solve. It does assume the reader is familiar with multivariate calculus. The book should be accessible to biologists and game theorists with a minimum understanding of each other's disciplines.
There are four parts. First, HS deal with Lotka-Volterra equations of the type prevalent in predator-prey models, which they extend to ecological models and several populations. Like the rest of the book, there are lots of problems and the presentation is elegant and succinct.
The second part deals with game theory dynamics and replicator equations, including sections on evolutionary games and asymmetric games. This too is extremely nicely presented, and the links to the Lotka-Volterra models are made clear.
Part three is on dynamical systems especially of relevance to biochemistry--catalytic hypercycles--as well as higher dimensional phase space dynamics of ecological models.
Part four deal with population genetic models using a differential equation approach. This section is also excellent, though for serious readers it should be complemented by Karlin and Taylor's Second Course in Stochastic Processes (which is much more mathematically demanding).
The physical production of the book is also first rate--a pleasure to read and use.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful Aug. 24 2013
By Thanapat Phoolsuk - Published on Amazon.com
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It arrived on time and in great condition. This book is for my class in mathematical biology which open for the first time this semester.
5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
bring along your math dictionary Aug. 23 2009
By frustrated - Published on Amazon.com
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This book covers alot of ground and the table of contents had me really excited. However, one chapter into the book and the authors are using, without explanation, terms and symbols that will be foreign to most biologists. Moreover, they present practice problems for solution that have no analogue in the text. This book is probably great if you already know all the math. But, I respectfully disagree with the previous reviewer that it's a good source from which to learn about dynamical systems for the first time...

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