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Path curves, an introduction to the work of L. Edwards on bud forms

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The classic work of L. Edwards on plant-bud forms is here described in modern mathematics for the first time. Edwards found that about 120 of a total of 150 species he measured in Australia, New Zealand and Scotland could each be well -described (statistically) by a unique projectively invariant curve winding around it from base to tip. Only linear algebra and calculus is required of the reader.

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    L. Edwards,The Field of Form, Folis Books, Edinburgh, 1982.

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Almon, C. Path curves, an introduction to the work of L. Edwards on bud forms. Open Syst Inf Dyn 2, 265–277 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02228852

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  • Statistical Physic
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • System Theory
  • Linear Algebra
  • Classic Work