Short description For those who wish for a systemic introduction to the theory of modeling epidemics in populations, this book presents a clear and coherent discussion of the most important issues, concepts, and phenomena in the mathematical modeling of infectious diseases.
From the 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.
The Concept of State.
The Basic Reproduction Ratio.
And Everything else...
What is Contact?
THE HARD PART: ELABORATIONS TO (ALMOST) ALL EXERCISES.