The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 33–47 | Cite as

Outline of a new mathematical approach to general biology: I

  • N. Rashevsky
Article

Abstract

This first part of the paper deals with the theory of organic form. By introducing a formal principle, it is possible to develop a mathematical theory of shapes of organisms, which covers both animals and plants.

Keywords

Average Velocity Determine Parameter General Biology Mathematical Biophysics Formal Principle 

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Literature

  1. Bethe, A. 1930.Handbuch d. Norm. u. Pathol. Physiologie, Vol. 15, part I, Leipzig: J. Springer.Google Scholar
  2. Thompson, D'Arey, W. 1942.On Growth and Form. New York: MacMillan.Google Scholar

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© The University of Chicago Press 1943

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Rashevsky
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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