On Growth Form and Computers

On Growth  Form and Computers

In this chapter we introduce this new combination of computers and development, termed computational development. ... All cellular behaviour is controlled by proteins, which are produced 2 On Growth, Form and Computers 1.2 An overview ...

Author: Sanjeev Kumar

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080497587

Category: Mathematics

Page: 472

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Conceived for both computer scientists and biologists alike, this collection of 22 essays highlights the important new role that computers play in developmental biology research. Essays show how through computer modeling, researchers gain further insight into developmental processes. Featured essays also cover their use in designing computer algorithms to tackle computer science problems in areas like neural network design, robot control, evolvable hardware, and more. Peter Bentley, noted for his prolific research on evolutionary computation, and Sanjeev Kumar head up a respected team to guide readers through these very complex and fascinating disciplines. * Covers both developmental biology and computational development -- the only book of its kind! * Provides introductory material and more detailed information on BOTH disciplines * Includes contribututions from Richard Dawkins, Lewis Wolpert, Ian Stewart, and many other experts
Categories: Mathematics

On Growth Form and Computers

On Growth  Form and Computers

Conceived for both computer scientists and biologists alike, this collection of 22 essays highlights the important new role that computers play in developmental biology research.

Author: Sanjeev Kumar

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124287654

Category: Mathematics

Page: 472

View: 573

Conceived for both computer scientists and biologists alike, this collection of 22 essays highlights the important new role that computers play in developmental biology research. Essays show how through computer modeling, researchers gain further insight into developmental processes. Featured essays also cover their use in designing computer algorithms to tackle computer science problems in areas like neural network design, robot control, evolvable hardware, and more. Peter Bentley, noted for his prolific research on evolutionary computation, and Sanjeev Kumar head up a respected team to guide readers through these very complex and fascinating disciplines. * Covers both developmental biology and computational development -- the only book of its kind! * Provides introductory material and more detailed information on BOTH disciplines * Includes contribututions from Richard Dawkins, Lewis Wolpert, Ian Stewart, and many other experts
Categories: Mathematics

The Invention of Numbers

The Invention of Numbers

Dr Bentley's fascinating history of the origins of numbers will unlock the secrets of these things that we take for granted and shows how numbers seem to take on human characteristiscs - as they can be perfect or irrational, amicable or ...

Author: Peter Bentley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781844039258

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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Numbers are at the heart of the existence of the universe and everything in it, and yet a lot of us have little understanding of their creation, let alone their part in philosophy, art, music, physics, literature, religion and computing. Dr Bentley's fascinating history of the origins of numbers will unlock the secrets of these things that we take for granted and shows how numbers seem to take on human characteristiscs - as they can be perfect or irrational, amicable or prime, real or imaginary. From zero to infinity, learn about the way numbers have shaped our world, discover amazing facts and enjoy the pure beauty of mathematical logic.
Categories: Mathematics

Foundations of Computational Intelligence

Foundations of Computational Intelligence

On Growth, Form and Computers, ch. 1, pp. 1–44. Academic Press, New York (2003) 45. Kuo, P.D., Banzhaf, W.: Small world and scale-free network topologies in an artificial regulatory network model. In: Pollack, J., Bedau, M., Husbands, ...

Author: Aboul-Ella Hassanien

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642010811

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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Recent years have seen numerous applications across a variety of fields using various techniques of Computational Intelligence. This book, one of a series on the foundations of Computational Intelligence, is focused on learning and approximation.
Categories: Computers

The Book of Numbers

The Book of Numbers

Numbers are at the heart of the existence of the universe and everything that is in it, and yet most of us have very little everyday understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics, let alone their part in philosophy, art, music, ...

Author: Peter Bentley

Publisher:

ISBN: 1844033961

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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This book explores the fascination with numbers in every aspect of contemporary life from 'The Da Vinci Code' to the 'Enigma Code' as well as living in our digital world. Informative and understandable explanations of some of the most puzzling and fascinating aspects of the mathematical world are included.
Categories: Mathematics

Computer assisted vegetation analysis

Computer assisted vegetation analysis

Each species was assigned to one of the life/growth-form category listed in Table 2. Now each life/growth-form category of species corresponds to a linguistic variable Li with species as features. The following initial weights Y' were ...

Author: E. Feoli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401134187

Category: Science

Page: 498

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There are many books and computer programs dealing look ahead rather than pondering the past. This is a with data analysis. It would be easy to count at least a manual of recent views that evolved in the study of hundred, yet few of these would show applications in vegetation. This book is intended to emphasize the new vegetation science. Today in the face of environmental acquisitions which we believe significantly affect the degradation caused by anthropogenic pressures on the future of vegetation analysis: biosphere there is added urgency to study vegetation 1. Vegetation is a 'fuzzy' system, it must be treated as processes and dynamics in order to understand their role such at the set level, where the idea ofconceptualized in regulating the water, oxygen and the carbon cycles, in patterns must drive the research design. relation to global warming and ozone layer depletion. It 2. Vegetation cannot be seen only in the perspective of a is well known that ecology was developed first in vegeta traditional taxonomy based on the species concept; tion studies (see Acot 1989) but after an active period character sets of ecological value must enter into marked by intensive phytoclimatic and synecological consideration and a hierarchical analysis of patterns studies, vegetation science entered in a rather dormant and processes should be the basis of comparisons. period. Other ecological disciplines such as animal popu 3.
Categories: Science

The Undercover Scientist

The Undercover Scientist

Undercover Scientist Peter Bentley is fascinated by the science of the everyday, and in this eye-opening book, organised in the form of one of those days when everything falls apart, he probes into the reasons why mishaps occur, from ...

Author: Peter Bentley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080860862

Category: Science

Page: 247

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We all know that things go wrong: wine stains, toast burns, drawers jam. But how many of us pause to think why these accidents happen? Organised in the form of one of those days when everything falls apart, this work probes into the reasons why mishaps occur, from sleeping through the alarm to making the bathwater overflow.
Categories: Science

Designing for the 21st Century

Designing for the 21st Century

Introduction to Evolutionary Computing. Berlin: Springer Verlag. BENTLEY, P., 1999. ... Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture. Springer-Verlag, pp. 207–219. ... On Growth, Form and Computers. Academic Press. MILLER, J. F., 2004.

Author: Tom Inns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351964722

Category: Design

Page: 344

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As we become familiar with the 21st century we can see that what we are designing is changing, new technologies support the creation of new forms of product and service, and new pressures on business and society demand the design of solutions to increasingly complex problems, sometimes local, often global in nature. Customers, users and stakeholders are no longer passive recipients of design, expectations are higher, and increased participation is often essential. This book explores these issues through the work of 21 research teams. Over a twelve-month period each of these groups held a series of workshops and events to examine different facets of future design activity as part of the UK's research council supported Designing for the 21st Century Research Initiative. Each of these 21 contributions describes the context of enquiry, the journey taken by the research team and key insights generated through discourse. Editor and Initiative Director, Tom Inns, provides an introductory chapter that suggests ways that the reader might navigate these different viewpoints.
Categories: Design

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence

On Growth, Form and Computers. Academic Press. London UK. ... of Development for the Construction of Shape and Form. PhD Thesis. Department of Computer Science, University Collage London. Lindenmayer, A. (1968) Mathematical models for ...

Author: Juan Ramon Rabunal

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048505

Category: Computers

Page: 1640

View: 965

"This book is a comprehensive and in-depth reference to the most recent developments in the field covering theoretical developments, techniques, technologies, among others"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Computers