Mathematical models can be classified based on several aspects, but the most common classification is based on the type of equations that are used to define the system:
- Deterministic models: use algebraic and differential equations to describe a system which is assumed to have a predictable non-random behaviour (e.g., accelerated motion as defined by Newton's laws).
- Stochastic models: use probabilistic equations to describe a system which has an element of randomness (e.g., Brownian motion).
What questions should have this tag:
Questions involving formulation, implementation and analysis of mathematical models pertaining to biological systems.