Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of Crop Growth

How the Equations are Derived and Assembled into a Computer Program

by Christopher Teh

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Synopsis

Learning mathematical modeling need not be difficult. Unlike other books, this book not only lists the equations one-by-one, but explains in detail how they are each derived, used, and finally assembled into a computer program for model simulations. This book shows how mathematics is applied in agriculture, in particular to modeling the growth and yield of a generic crop. Topics covered are agriculture meteorology, solar radiation interception and absorption, evapotranspiration, energy and soil water balance, soil water flow, photosynthesis, respiration, and crop growth development.

About The Author

Christopher Teh Boon Sung completed his Ph.D. in agriculture at University of Reading, U.K. in 2001, and he is now a lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang. His fields of specialty are environmental biophysics, crop modeling and C++ programming. He has numerous publications in local and international journals as well as in conference proceedings. He served as the Chief Editor for the Proceedings of the Malaysian Soil Science Conference 2005. He is currently the Honorary Secretary for the Malaysian Soil Science Society (MSSS).