Mathematical models in biology can refer to many different types of models, with the common feature that they use the tools of applied mathematics and statistics to model biological processes. For general biological theory, see theoretical-biology.
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: Algebraic and differential equations that 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: Probabilistic equations that 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.