Modeling of Curves and Surfaces with MATLAB®
This text on geometry modeling is devoted to a number of central geometrical topics—
graphs of functions, transformations, (non-)Euclidean geometries, curves and surfaces—
and presents some elementary methods for analytical modeling and visualization
In 1872 F. Klein proposed his Erlangen Programme in...
Mites: Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour: Life at a Microscale
More than 40,000 species of mites have been described, and up to 1 million may exist on earth. These tiny arachnids play many ecological roles including acting as vectors of disease, vital players in soil formation, and important agents of biological control. But despite the grand diversity of mites, even trained biologists are often unaware...
Signals and Boundaries: Building Blocks for Complex Adaptive Systems
Complex adaptive systems (cas), including ecosystems, governments, biological cells, and markets, are characterized by intricate hierarchical arrangements of boundaries and signals. In ecosystems, for example, niches act as semi-permeable boundaries, and smells and visual patterns serve as signals; governments have departmental hierarchies...