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
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The item Mathematics in nature : modeling patterns in the natural world, John A. Adam represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Waubonsee Community College.
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 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
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xxii, 360 pages
 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?
 Isbn
 9780691114293
 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
 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
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 341355) 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
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 341355) 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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