Informal Calculus with Applications to Biological and Environmental Sciences

Tyler Seacrest

This book is an approachable introduction to calculus with applications to biology and environmental science. For example, one application in the book is determining the volume of earth moved in the 1959 earthquake that created Quake Lake. Another application uses differential equations to model various biological examples, including moose and wolf populations at Isle Royale National Park, ranavirus in amphibians, and competing species of protozoa. The text focuses on the intuitive understanding of concepts, but still covers most of the algebra and calculations common in a survey of a calculus course.