『進化のダイナミクス-生命の謎を解き明かす方程式』(原書)<br>Evolutionary Dynamics : Exploring the Equations of Life

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『進化のダイナミクス-生命の謎を解き明かす方程式』(原書)
Evolutionary Dynamics : Exploring the Equations of Life

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 363 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780674023383
  • DDC分類 576.8015118

基本説明

自然淘汰と突然変異を記述する進化の微分方程式、確率過程を用いた進化ゲーム理論、ウィルス感染、発癌機構、言語など現実社会と密接に関係した問題に取り組み、進化のダイナミクスから現象の本質を理解することの出来る一冊。邦訳・共立出版・2008年2月出版。
Draws on the languages of biology and mathematics to outline the mathematical principles according to which life evolves.

Full Description


At a time of unprecedented expansion in the life sciences, evolution is the one theory that transcends all of biology. Any observation of a living system must ultimately be interpreted in the context of its evolution. Evolutionary change is the consequence of mutation and natural selection, which are two concepts that can be described by mathematical equations. Evolutionary Dynamics is concerned with these equations of life. In this book, Martin A. Nowak draws on the languages of biology and mathematics to outline the mathematical principles according to which life evolves. His work introduces readers to the powerful yet simple laws that govern the evolution of living systems, no matter how complicated they might seem.Evolution has become a mathematical theory, Nowak suggests, and any idea of an evolutionary process or mechanism should be studied in the context of the mathematical equations of evolutionary dynamics. His book presents a range of analytical tools that can be used to this end: fitness landscapes, mutation matrices, genomic sequence space, random drift, quasispecies, replicators, the Prisoner's Dilemma, games in finite and infinite populations, evolutionary graph theory, games on grids, evolutionary kaleidoscopes, fractals, and spatial chaos. Nowak then shows how evolutionary dynamics applies to critical real-world problems, including the progression of viral diseases such as AIDS, the virulence of infectious agents, the unpredictable mutations that lead to cancer, the evolution of altruism, and even the evolution of human language. His book makes a clear and compelling case for understanding every living system-and everything that arises as a consequence of living systems-in terms of evolutionary dynamics.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
1 Introduction 1 (8)
2 What Evolution Is 9 (18)
3 Fitness Landscapes and Sequence Spaces 27 (18)
4 Evolutionary Games 45 (26)
5 Prisoners of the Dilemma 71 (22)
6 Finite Populations 93 (14)
7 Games in Finite Populations 107(16)
8 Evolutionary Graph Theory 123(22)
9 Spatial Games 145(22)
10 HIV Infection 167(22)
11 Evolution of Virulence 189(20)
12 Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer 209(40)
13 Language Evolution 249(38)
14 Conclusion 287(8)
Further Reading 295(16)
References 311(38)
Index 349