By Dr. H. T. Banks (auth.)
These notes are in line with (i) a sequence of lectures that I gave on the 14th Biennial Seminar of the Canadian Mathematical Congress held on the collage of Western Ontario August 12-24, 1973 and (li) a few of my lectures in a modeling path that i've got cotaught within the department of Bio-Medical Sciences at Brown prior to now numerous years. An prior model of those notes seemed within the middle for Dynamical platforms Lectures Notes sequence (CDS LN 73-1, November 1973). i've got during this revised and prolonged model of these previous notes integrated a few alterations dependent either on school room event and on my learn efforts with a number of colleagues through the intervening interval. The slender perspective of the current notes (use of optimization and keep an eye on idea in biomedical difficulties) displays extra the scope of the CMC lectures given in August, 1973 than the scope of my very own pursuits. certainly, my genuine pursuits have integrated the modeling strategy itself in addition to the contributions made by way of investiga tors who hire the concepts and ideas of keep watch over conception, platforms research, dif ferential equations, and stochastic approaches. a few of these contributions have really clearly concerned program of optimum keep an eye on conception. yet for my part a number of the fascinating efforts being made in modeling within the biomedical sciences surround even more than using keep an eye on theory.