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Other sciences whose connections merit explicit connection in the MSC scheme include Chemistry, Biology, Genetics, Medicine, Psychology, Sociology, and other social sciences as a group. In chemistry and biochemistry, it is clear that graph theory, differential geometry, and differential equations play a role. Medical technology uses techniques of information transfer and visualization. Biology (including taxonomy and archaeobiology) use statistical inference and other tools. Economics and finance also make use of statistical tools, especially time-series analysis; some topics, such as voting theory, are more combinatorial. (Mathematical economics is classed with operations research.) The more behavioural sciences (including Linguistics!) use a medley of statistical techniques, including experimental design and other rather combinatorial topics.

- 92B: Mathematical biology in general
- 92C: Physiological, cellular and medical topics
- 92D: Genetics and population dynamics
- 92E: Chemistry, For biochemistry, see 92C40
- 92F05: Other natural sciences
- 92G: Social and behavioral sciences: methodology, For statistics, see 62-XX
- 92H: Mathematical sociology (including anthropology)
- 92J: Mathematical psychology
- 92K: Other social and behavioral sciences (mathematical treatment)

Starting in the year 2000, sections 92G-92K will become part of a new primary classification, 91: Game theory, economics, social and behavioral sciences, along with parts of the current section 90. (These areas lie together on the map on this page.)

Browse all (old) classifications for this area at the AMS.

Mathematics and Biology: the interface - report of an NSF conference

Spalt, Detlef D.: "Was ist und was soll die mathematische Biologie?" (German: What is mathematical biology?); Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 1979. 161 pp. ISBN 3-534-08016-5 MR82e:00043

Rapoport, Anatol: "Directions in mathematical psychology", I-II. Amer. Math. Monthly 83 (1976), no. 2, 85--106 (MR52#12859) and no. 3, 153--172 (MR52#16734)

Estes, W. K.: "Some targets for mathematical psychology", J. Mathematical Psychology 12 (1975), no. 3, 263--282. MR52#16733

Contemporary developments in mathematical psychology. Vol. I: Learning, memory, and thinking. Vol. II: Measurement, psychophysics, and neural information processing. Proceedings of a Symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1972. Edited by David H. Krantz, Richard C. Atkinson, R. Duncan Luce and Patrick Suppes. W. H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, Calif., 1974. 299+468 pp. 92A25 MR50#6554-5

MATHSOC: Mathematical Sociology Discussion Group (mailing list)

MPSYCH: Society for Mathematical Psychology (mailing list)

There is a USENET newsgroup bionet.biology.computational.

Biology programs appearing in the Computer Physics Communications program library.

MOLDY, A general-purpose molecular dynamics simulation program

Thermodynamics, software and databases for RNA structure

Chemistry programs appearing in the Computer Physics Communications program library.

- Introduction to Computational Chemistry
- Computational Chemistry Mailing List
- CCL -- Computational Chemistry Archives
- Chemistry Information on the Internet -- Comprehensive
- The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Chemistry
- American Chemical Society / ChemCenter
- Preprint archive for chemical physics (Los Alamos labs)
- Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biology
- UTK archives page.
- Society for Mathematical Biology
- Society for Mathematical Psychology
- Here are the AMS and Goettingen resource pages for area 92.

- Comparative anatomy (was: what happens if you change the dimensions of a living being)
- Pointer to software: modelling plant growth.
- Citations: geometric modelling of botanical phenomena.
- Isn't mortality rate the reciprocal of lifespan? (not quite)
- How long will an oldest living person keep that title?
- Sample from economics: model distribution of incomes over time.
- Do bees dance to mimic projections of flag manifolds? (And other math papers involving bees!)
- Impacts of nonlinear dynamics in the financial markets.
- [Offsite] What might Mathematical Sociology be?

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