Preface; Note to the instructor; Conventions and notations; 1. Optimal strategies for the metabolism of storage materials; 2. Recursion relations in ecological and cellular population dynamics; 3. Population genetics: separate generations; 4. Enzyme kinetics; 5. The chemostat; 6. A model of the cellular slime mold cAMP signaling system; 7. Diffusion; 8. Developmental pattern formation and stability theory; 9. A mechanical basis for morphogenesis; Mathematical appendixes; Hints and answers for selected exercises; References; Index.