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Prusinkiewicz, Przemyslaw 1952-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 126 publications in 5 languages and 3,334 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: QH491, 581.3011
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Most widely held works by Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
The algorithmic beauty of plants by Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first comprehensive volume on the computer simulation of plant development. It contains a full account of the algorithms used to model plant shapes and developmental processes, Lindenmayer systems in particular. With nearly 50 color plates, the spectacular results of the modelling are vividly illustrated. "This marvelous book will occupy an important place in the scientific literature." #Professor Heinz-Otto Peitgen# "The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants will perform a valuable service by popularizing this enlightening and bewitching form of mathematics." #Steven Levy# " ... the garden here is full of delights and an excellent introduction to L-systems ..." #Alvy Ray Smith, IEEE Computer Graphics and its Applications#
The algorithmic beauty of sea shells by Hans Meinhardt( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Review of the 4th edition: It is a strikingly beautiful book, with more than a hundred color illustrations of patterns on mollusk shells, side by side with the computer simulations that reproduce them. This bestiary of pattern formation includes stripes (straight or produced by traveling waves), dots, drops, triangles, and meshwork combined in any imaginable way. It is truly remarkable that this diversity of patterns seems to have arisen in the absence of any selective pressure, as the animals that express them spend their lives buried in mud or sand. Thus, these patterns are in essence a manifestation of Nature at play. Meinhardt has a great knack for explaining pattern-forming mechanisms in a non-technical way. In the first few chapters of his book he introduces us to the basic elements of his model in accessible and vivid terms. He shows how local non-linear self-activation combined with a rapidly diffusible repressor (or limiting substrate) leads to the formation of dots and stripes from homogeneous initial conditions, a phenomenon first described by Turing in 1952 as diffusion-driven instability. He then goes on to explain how oscillating patterns and traveling waves can be produced by the same basic model with different decay and diffusion rates. Here, the author and the book are at their best."--Johannes Jaeger in: Bioessays 32: 638--640, 2010 WILEY Periodicals, Inc
Lindenmayer systems, fractals, and plants by Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lindenmayer Systems are a mathematical formalism which was proposed by Aristid Lindenmayer in 1968 as a foundation for an axiomatic theory of development. This book presents the application of Lindenmayer Systems and Fractal Geometry to graphics-based plant modelling, a fascinating approach to visualizing growth functions in plants. For life scientists, mathematicians and computer scientists alike, this book will provide a unique and stimulating view at an interdisciplinary field of science
The algorithmic beauty of sea shells by Hans Meinhardt( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The patterns on the shells of tropical sea snails are not only compellingly beautiful but also tell a tale of biological development. The decorative patterns are records of their own genesis, which follows laws like those of dune formation or the spread of a flu epidemic. Hans Meinhardt has analyzed the dynamical processes that form these patterns and retraced them faithfully in computer simulations. His book is exciting not only for the astonishing scientific knowledge it reveals but also for its fascinating pictures. Many of the simulations are supplied on the accompanying CD-ROM in HTML format. Thus, the highly dynamic behavior of the interactions on which shell patterning is based can be inspected like conventional websites with any browser, also on a Macintosh or Linux system. The animations are given as separate files that also can be integrated, e.g., into a PowerPoint presentation if desired. Also included are animated simulations of models that describe more general problems in the development of higher organisms, e.g., formation of organizing regions, pattern formation in hydra, gene activation, formation of net-like structures, and chemotactic orientation
Pattern formation in biology, vision and dynamics by Alessandra Carbone( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half a billion years of evolution have turned the eye into an unbelievable pattern detector. Everything we perceive comes in delightful multicolored forms. Now, in the age of science, we want to comprehend what and why we see. Two dozen outstanding biologists, chemists, physicists, psychologists, computer scientists and mathematicians met at the Institut d'Hautes Etudes Scientifiques in Bures-sur-Yvette, France. They expounded their views on the physical, biological and physiological mechanisms creating the tapestry of patterns we see in molecules, plants, insects, seashells, and even the human
Wie Schnecken sich in Schale werfen : Muster tropischer Meeresschnecken als dynamische Systeme by Hans Meinhardt( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klappentext: Dieser Band bietet einen Einblick in das faszinierende Forschungsgebiet der Strukturbildung von Organismen während ihrer Entwicklung. Anhand der Muster auf den Schalen tropischer Meeresschnecken zeigt Hans Meinhardt Gesetzmäßigkeiten auf, die Strukturbildung ermöglichen. Die dekorativen Muster dieser Gehäuse stellen Protokolle ihrer eigenen Entstehung dar: Sie geben den zeitlichen Ablauf der dynamischen Prozesse wieder, die längs der Wachstumskante der Schalen abgelaufen sind. Das erlaubt das Dechiffrieren dieser Muster. In einem abschließenden Kapitel wird gezeigt, daß die dafür entwickelten Modelle auch andere Musterbildungsprozesse in der Biologie gut beschreiben, z.B. die Bildung der embryonalen Achsen eines Embryos oder die Bildung von Adern und Blattanlaagen. Enge Parallelen ergeben sich zu Prozessen wie der Weiterleitung von Nervenimpulsen oder der Blutgerinnung. Dabei wird deutlich, daß hier universelle Mechanismen am Werk sind, die auch bei der Entwicklung von Sternen, Dünen, Erosionsformen oder der Bildung von Grippewelleln wiederzufinden sind. Mit der beigefügten Diskette kann der Leser die Simulationen am PC selbst nachvollziehen und variieren
Proceedings, Graphics Interface '95, Québec, 17-19 May 1995 by Graphics Interface '95( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The algorithmic beauty of sea shells by Hans Meinhardt( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fractal modelling : growth and form in biology by Jaap A Kaandorp( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The algorithmic beauty of sea shells by Hans Meinhardt( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fractals : from folk art to hyperreality by SIGGRAPH (Conference)( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Układy LSI i MSI : technologie i zastosowania( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UCofA source code listing by C Knelsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphics interfaces for midi-equipped synthesizers by Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fractals : analysis and modeling by SIGGRAPH (Conference)( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arytmetyka maszyn cyfrowych : zbiór zadań( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constraint-based modeling of three-dimensional shapes by Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphical applications of L-systems by Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The virtual laboratory( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synthesis of space-filling curves on the square grid by Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Prusinkiewicz, P.

Prusinkiewicz, Przemysław.

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