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92: Biology and other natural sciences, behavioral sciences


Introduction

Other sciences whose connections merit explicit connection in the MSC scheme include Chemistry, Biology, Genetics, and Medicine. In chemistry and biochemistry, it is clear that graph theory, differential geometry, and differential equations play a role. Medical technology uses techniques of information transfer and visualization. Biology (including taxonomy and archaeobiology) use statistical inference and other tools.

History

Applications and related fields

[Schematic of subareas and related areas]

Subfields

Until 1991, the area contained only the single section 92A: Biology and behavioral sciences. Thus this map is made using only the data since 1991. Note that those data included several sections no longer extant: until the year 2000, there were sections 92G-92K which became part of a new primary classification, 91: Game theory, economics, social and behavioral sciences, along with parts of the current section 90. (These areas lie together on the map on this page.)

Browse all (old) classifications for this area at the AMS.


Textbooks, reference works, and tutorials

Mathematics and Biology: the interface - report of an NSF conference

Spalt, Detlef D.: "Was ist und was soll die mathematische Biologie?" (German: What is mathematical biology?); Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 1979. 161 pp. ISBN 3-534-08016-5 MR82e:00043

There is a USENET newsgroup bionet.biology.computational

Software and tables

Biology programs appearing in the Computer Physics Communications program library.

MOLDY, A general-purpose molecular dynamics simulation program

Thermodynamics, software and databases for RNA structure

Chemistry programs appearing in the Computer Physics Communications program library.

Other web sites with this focus

Selected topics at this site


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