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**Contributing Author: Robin Gerlach**

One way to study any physical phenomenon is to try to capture its properties as a mathematical system. The result is a computer-based computational model that can be used to study the behavior of that physical phenomenon. The state of modeling biofilms is presented in this chapter. (This chapter is in the formative stage and does not yet appear in the hypertextbook.)