Models of Growth and Decay

Peter L. Moore

This chapter is part of: Moore P. 2018. Quantitative Problem Solving in Natural Resources

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Some of the most well-known applications of quantitative analysis in the life sciences relate to describing changes in processes or ecosystem properties with time. Among the most important examples is population change, where the number of individuals N in a population is expressed as a function of the independent variable t: N = f (t). In this chapter we will explore two types of exponential functions and a polynomial function that form the basis for describing and predicting population change and a lot more.
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    Oct. 5, 2018 Iowa State University Digital Press 8