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Information about "Mechanistic modelling essentials"

This page contains information about the e-book entitled:"Mechanistic modelling essentials. Principles, mathematics and statistics for building and applying TK and TKTD models." This book is an amalgamation of the old 'refresher' for the Dynamic Modelling course, and various materials used in teaching at the VU university Amsterdam, where I used to work. It provides an entry-level text for people that want to embark on TK and/or TKTD modelling but lack the background in modelling, math and/or stats. This book can be read with a very limited background in these areas.

The first version of this book was made available on August 28, 2021.
The book is offered through the Leanpub publishing framework. The book is not offered for free, but for a friendly price. Leanpub offers a 45-day, no questions asked, refund if you're not satisfied with the book. If the price is an obstacle for you, feel free to contact me.

Download the e-book from Leanpub (version 0.2 of 28 August 2021, PDF) or check out the first 11 pages here.

   Check the version log for changes relative to the previous version.

How do I refer to the book?

Please refer to the Leanpub page with the version of the PDF:

Where can I find software to do mechanistic-modelling analyses?

Matlab-based software packages are offered on the BYOM pages.

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