Mathematical Models in Agriculture: Quantitative Methods for the Plant, Animal and Ecological Sciences. (2nd Edition)
J Thornley and J France
CABI
December 2006
Hardback 928 pp ISBN 9780851990101
£175.00






This is a completely rewritten and expanded version of the successful 1984 book of the
same name published by Butterworths. The objective remains the same: to teach students
of agriculture and related ecological problems how to express ideas mathematically and solve the
resulting mathematical problem. The book is designed to be a comprehensive textbook, and is suitable
for selfstudy, with exercises and answers. While the level of mathematics is dictated by the problem,
the book uses a qualified simplicity rather than a less digestible rigour. The need of many students to
grasp every step of a mathematical model is appreciated and catered for.
Aimed at graduate students and researchers in agriculture, including crop, environmental and animal sciences.
Contents
 Role of mathematical models
 Mathematical programming
 Growth functions
 Simple ecological models
 Environment and weather
 Crop models
 Crop husbandry
 Plant diseases and pests
 Animal organs
 Wholeanimal models
 Animal products
 Animal husbandry
 Animal diseases
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