ERIC Number: EJ531526
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics in Marine Botany: Examples of the Modelling Process. Part II: Continuous Models.
Nyman, Melvin A.; Brown, Murray T.
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, v15 n2 p78-83 Jun 1996
Describes some continuous models for growth of the seaweed Macrocystis pyrifera. Uses observed growth rates over several months to derive first-order differential equations as models for growth rates of individual fronds. The nature of the solutions is analyzed and comparison between these theoretical results and documented characteristics of frond elongation are made. (AIM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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