The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells / Edition 3by Hans Meinhardt, P. Prusinkiewicz, D.R. Fowler
Pub. Date: 02/28/2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
This profusely illustrated book takes an astonishing look at the natural patterns of sea shells and the means by which they can be reproduced using computer simulations. Completely revised, and including new material on pattern formation in the development of high-level organisms, this book and disk package will allow readers to re-create fascinating natural and artificial patterns. 120 illus.
Table of ContentsShell patterns as dynamic systems.- Pattern formation.- Oscillation and travelling waves.- Superposition of stable and periodic patterns.- Meshwork of oblique lines and staggered dots.- Branch initiation by global control.- The big problem: two or more time-dependent patterns.- Triangles.- Parallel lines with tongues.- Shell models in three dimensions.- The computer program.- Appendix: Pattern formation in the development of higher-level organisms.
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