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


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.


Average Velocity Determine Parameter General Biology Mathematical Biophysics Formal Principle 
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© The University of Chicago Press 1943

Authors and Affiliations

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

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