Provides systematic coverage of the mathematical theory of modelling epidemics in populations, with a clear and coherent discussion of the issues, concepts and phenomena. Mathematical modelling of epidemics is a vast and important area of study and this book helps the reader to translate, model, analyse and interpret, with numerous applications, examples and exercises to aid understanding.
Table of Contents
THE BARE BONES: BASIC ISSUES EXPLAINED IN THE SIMPLEST CONTEXT The Epidemic in a Closed Population. Heterogeneity: The Art of Averaging. Dynamics at the Demographic Time scale. STRUCTURED POPULATIONS. The Concept of State. The Basic Reproduction Ratio. And Everything else... Age Structure. Spatial Spread. Macroparasites. What is Contact? THE HARD PART: ELABORATIONS TO (ALMOST) ALL EXERCISES. Elaborations for Part I. Elaborations for Part II. Appendices. Index.