biomath: pure math or applied math??

Kevin Karplus karplus at
Fri May 23 23:06:28 EST 2003

In article <d4981f49.0305190546.1103714b at>, Pez Espada wrote:
> I am a biologist with strong interest in learning some beauty math and
> mix with biology. I was trying with phisicist in a Center for
> NonLinear Dynamics but I feel that I would like more the formal
> axiomatic point of mathematician viewpoint. Fot the other hand, I see
> that most 'Biomathematic' is today made from a "physicist math
> methods" and physisct viewpoint. What you suggest me about this?? For
> 'Biomathematics': classic math (Algebra, Geometry, Analysis) or
> "phisicists math methosds" (vectorial anlysis, Taylor series,
> ODEs/PDEs, complex variable, etc, etc...)??? You are all welcome,

You might find Bayesian statistics and its application to
bioinformatics more interesting than biophysics.

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