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Title: Seashells: The Plainness and Beauty of Their Mathematical Descriptions
Url: http://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/loci/seashells-the-plainness-and-...
Creator: Picado, Jorge
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Description: How do plants and animals grow, one might ask? Jorge Picado of the Universidade de Coimbra recently looked into the question of how seashells grow, and has produced this lovely article which is offered as part of the Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) Digital Library collection. As Picado suggests in the abstract for this paper, "Many aspects of the growth of plants and animals may be described by remarkably simple mathematical laws." Utilizing the LiveGraphics3D Java applet, Picado elaborates on how seashells grow, along with offering some commentary on additional examples and a bibliography. The paper is also available here in Portuguese.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Animal culture -- Pets -- Other animals, A-Z -- Mollusks
Science -- Microbiology -- Bacteria -- Morphology. Ultrastructure
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General) -- Study and teaching. Research. Nature study
Science -- Zoology -- Invertebrates -- Brachiopoda (Lamp shells) -- Anatomy and morphology
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics
Science -- General science
Key Concept: Biology -- Morphology
Resource Type: Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Rights: The Mathematical Association of America
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives
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