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Article collection "Mathematical Problems of Cybernetics" 10, Moscow, 2001
Authors: Regirer S.A.
Biologic processes mathematical modeling and biomechanics
Abstract:
The article is based on a talk given by the author at the conference Life science on the threshold of the 21st century on October 26, 1999 at Moscow state university and contains a review of the ways mathematical modeling of biological processes is used in biomechanics. The present review gives special attention to the problems a researcher may and should consider and the goals to set when constructing a model. We provide a thorough description of model creation with the following goals: constructing a descriptive language; studying the process mechanics; studying what and why happens in experiments; defining what is to be measured; computing values that cannot be measured; defining what exactly is measured in medical diagnostic procedures; studying what happens during healing procedures; numerical verification of a hypothesis; predicting the consequences of an adopted hypothesis. We also consider examples of how incorrect goal setting of a distortion of the biological process understanding may lead to the impossibility of using the constructed model in practice.
Keywords:
mathematical modeling, mathematical biology, bioinformatics, biomechanics
Publication language: russian,  pages: 10 (p. 45-54)
Research direction:
Mathematical problems and theory of numerical methods
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