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Pattern formation in biology, vision and dynamics

Author: Alessandra Carbone; Mikhael Gromov; Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
Publisher: Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2000.
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pattern formation in biology, vision and dynamics.
Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2000
(DLC) 99089209
(OCoLC)43036897
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alessandra Carbone; Mikhael Gromov; Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
ISBN: 9789812817723 9812817727
OCLC Number: 841171291
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 423 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Growth and Form. Paradigms of Pattern Formation: Towards a Computational Theory of Morphogenesis / Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz. Growth and Form of Sponges and Corals in a Moving Fluid / Jaap A. Kaandorp and Peter M.A. Sloot. From Pseudo-Random Numbers to Stochastic Growth Models and Texture Images / Leonid P. Yaroslavsky. Crystal Growth, Biological Call Growth, and Geometry / James W. Cannon, William J. Floyd and Walter R. Parry. Recent Results on Aperiodic Wang Tilings / Jarkko Kari --
Reaction-Diffusion and Beyond. Biological Pattern Formation as a Complex Dynamic Phenomenon / Hans Meinhardt. Andronov Bifurcations and Sea Shell Patterns / M. Argentina and P. Coullet. Rational and Irrational Angles in Phyllotaxis / Y. Couder and S. Douady.
Responsibility: [edited by] Alessandra Carbone, Misha Gromov, Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz.
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