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The Resource Mathematics in nature : modeling patterns in the natural world, John A. Adam

Mathematics in nature : modeling patterns in the natural world, John A. Adam

Label
Mathematics in nature : modeling patterns in the natural world
Title
Mathematics in nature
Title remainder
modeling patterns in the natural world
Statement of responsibility
John A. Adam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Illustrated, written in an informal style, and replete with examples from everyday life, Mathematics in Nature is an excellent and undaunting introduction to the ideas and methods of mathematical modeling. It illustrates how mathematics can be used to formulate and solve puzzles observed in nature and to interpret the solutions. In the process, it teaches such topics as the art of estimation and the effects of scale, particularly what happens as things get bigger. Readers will develop an understanding of the symbiosis that exists between basic scientific principles and their mathematical expressions as well as a deeper appreciation for such natural phenomena as cloud formations, halos and glories, tree heights and leaf patterns, butterfly and moth wings, and even puddles and mud cracks." "Developed out of a university course, this book makes an ideal supplemental text for courses in applied mathematics and mathematical modeling. It will also appeal to mathematics educators and enthusiasts at all levels, and is designed so that it can be dipped into at leisure."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adam, John A
Dewey number
511/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA401
LC item number
.A27 2003
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QA401
NAL item number
.A27 2003
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematical models
  • Mathematical models
  • Natuur
  • Wiskundige modellen
  • Mathematisches Modell
  • Natur
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Natur
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Mathematisches Modell
Label
Mathematics in nature : modeling patterns in the natural world, John A. Adam
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The confluence of nature and mathematical modeling -- Estimation : the power of arithmetic in solving Fermi problems -- Shape, size, and similarity : the problem of scale -- Meteorological optics I : shadows, crepuscular rays, and related optical phenomena -- Meteorological optics II : a "calculus I" approach to rainbows, halos, and glories -- Clouds, sand dunes, and hurricanes -- (Linear) waves of all kinds -- Stability -- Bores and nonlinear waves -- The Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio -- Bees, honeycombs, bubbles, and mud cracks -- River meanders, branching patterns, and trees -- Bird flight -- How did the leopard get its spots?
Control code
ocm52729125
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780691114293
Lccn
2003055616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52729125
  • (OCoLC)52729125
Label
Mathematics in nature : modeling patterns in the natural world, John A. Adam
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The confluence of nature and mathematical modeling -- Estimation : the power of arithmetic in solving Fermi problems -- Shape, size, and similarity : the problem of scale -- Meteorological optics I : shadows, crepuscular rays, and related optical phenomena -- Meteorological optics II : a "calculus I" approach to rainbows, halos, and glories -- Clouds, sand dunes, and hurricanes -- (Linear) waves of all kinds -- Stability -- Bores and nonlinear waves -- The Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio -- Bees, honeycombs, bubbles, and mud cracks -- River meanders, branching patterns, and trees -- Bird flight -- How did the leopard get its spots?
Control code
ocm52729125
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780691114293
Lccn
2003055616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52729125
  • (OCoLC)52729125

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