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This book focuses on the origin of the Gielis curves, surfaces and transformations in the plant sciences. It is shown how these transformations, as a generalization of the Pythagorean Theorem, play an essential role in plant morphology and development. New insights show how plants can be understood as developing mathematical equations, which opens the possibility of directly solving analytically any boundary value problems (stress, diffusion, vibration...) . The book illustrates how form, development and evolution of plants unveil as a musical symphony. The reader will gain insight in how the methods are applicable in many divers scientific and technological fields.
Number of Pages: 229
Genre: Science, Mathematics, Computers + Internet
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Johan Gielis
Street Date: June 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-0806