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Fractal Modelling: Growth and Form In Biology

Kaandorp, Jaap A.

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ISBN 10: 0387566856 / ISBN 13: 9780387566856
Published by Springer-Verlag, New York
Condition: VG+ Hardcover
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White laminate boards with red and blue illustrations, no jacket, 4to. Foreword by P. Prusinkiewicz. Index, references, 149 figures (27 color). VG+. Bumping to rear corners, spine end spoftening. Binding very tight with apparent stress creases and light rippling throughout text (not moisture effect). Pages bright, sharp and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 003390

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Title: Fractal Modelling: Growth and Form In ...

Publisher: Springer-Verlag, New York

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:VG+

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New developments in computer science, biology, mathematics and physics offer possibilities to obtain deeper understanding of growth and forms of organisms. It is now possible to carry out simulation experiments in which the growth process can be simulated in virtual computer objects. In this book, methods from fractal geometry are applied to model growth forms. As a case study, a type of growth process is used which can be found among various taxonomic classes of organisms such as sponges and corals. The growth of these organisms is simulated with 2D and 3D geometrical objects. The models presented in the book provide a rendering method for natural objects which is based on the actual growth process. The models can be used, for example, to understand the amazing variety of forms to be found in a coral reef. Models which mimic the growth of forms and the environmental influence on the growth process are also useful for ecologists. A combination of simulation models and the actual growth forms can be used to detect the effects of slow changes in the environment.

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