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Phyllotaxis

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Visit this site: http://www.math.smith.edu/~phyllo/

Author:Pau Atela, Chris Golé; Smith College
Description: An interactive site for the mathematical study of plant pattern formation. Sections of the site include: Introduction to Phyllotaxis (classification, Fibonacci/golden angle, microscope, mathematical model, and lattices); history; glossary; references; gallery (photos and movies); course material (a task-based tutorial introducing students to the mathematics of phyllotaxis); research (publications, thesis, and talks); and applets. See also the Plant Spirals Exhibit.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Audiovisuals, Publications, Articles, Bibliographies, Dictionaries, Glossaries, Thesauri, Web Interactive/Java

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