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Author Prusinkiewicz, Przemyslaw

Title The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants / by Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Aristid Lindenmayer
Published New York, NY : Springer New York, 1990
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Description 1 online resource (volumes)
Series The Virtual Laboratory, 1431-939X
Virtual laboratory.
Contents 1 Graphical modeling using L-systems -- 1.1 Rewriting systems -- 1.2 DOL-systems -- 1.3 Turtle interpretation of strings -- 1.4 Synthesis of DOL-systems -- 1.5 Modeling in three dimensions -- 1.6 Branching structures -- 1.7 Stochastic L-systems -- 1.8 Context-sensitive L-systems -- 1.9 Growth functions -- 2 Modeling of trees -- 3 Developmental models of herbaceous plants -- 3.1 Levels of model specification -- 3.2 Branching patterns -- 3.3 Models of inflorescences -- 4 Phyllotaxis -- 4.1 The planar model -- 4.2 The cylindrical model -- 5 Models of plant organs -- 5.1 Predefined surfaces -- 5.2 Developmental surface models -- 5.3 Models of compound leaves -- 6 Animation of plant development -- 6.1 Timed DOL-systems -- 6.2 Selection of growth functions -- 7 Modeling of cellular layers -- 7.1 Map L-systems -- 7.2 Graphical interpretation of maps -- 7.3 Microsorium linguaeforme -- 7.4 Dryopteris thelypteris -- 7.5 Modeling spherical cell layers -- 7.6 Modeling 3D cellular structures -- 8 Fractal properties of plants -- 8.1 Symmetry and self-similarity -- 8.2 Plant models and iterated function systems -- Epilogue -- Appendix A Software environment for plant modeling -- A.1 A virtual laboratory in botany -- A.2 List of laboratory programs -- Appendix B About the figures -- Turtle interpretation of symbols
Summary This book is the first comprehensive volume on the computer simulation of plant development. It contains a full account of the algorithms used to model plant shapes and developmental processes, Lindenmayer systems in particular. With nearly 50 color plates, the spectacular results of the modelling are vividly illustrated. "This marvelous book will occupy an important place in the scientific literature." #Professor Heinz-Otto Peitgen# "The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants will perform a valuable service by popularizing this enlightening and bewitching form of mathematics." #Steven Levy# " ... the garden here is full of delights and an excellent introduction to L-systems ..." #Alvy Ray Smith, IEEE Computer Graphics and its Applications#
Subject Botany.
Computer science.
Mathematics.
Botany.
Computer science.
Mathematics.
Form Electronic book
Author Lindenmayer, Aristid
ISBN 1461384761
9781461384762