The general equations of biological strife in the case of historical actions

  • Vito Volterra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 22)


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    I have begun to study the laws of the struggle for life by a group of species living in the same environment in such a way that some devour others. I have used for this purpose the so called principle of encounter, considering the encounters of the individuals of the various species, and what follows by reason of the actions that the indivudals exercise on one another.(1)



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  1. 1.
    Variazioni e fluttuazioni del nmeipo di individui in specie animali conviventi. Memorie della R. Accademia dei Lincei S, 6, 2 (1926), 31–113.Google Scholar
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    Fluctuations dans la lutte pour la vie, leurs lois fondamentales et de reciprocite. Conference de la reunion internationale des mathematicians. Paris 1938.Google Scholar

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