Seashells: The Plainness and Beauty of Their Mathematical  Description by Jorge Picado

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This short paper takes a look at the mysterious beauty of seashells using a simple mathematical model. It was written by Jorge Picado, mathematics professor at the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal. According to Picado, "one might at frst tend to think that the growth of plants and animals, because of their elaborate forms, are ruled by highly complex laws.. However, this is surprisingly not always true: many aspects of the growth of plants and animals may be described by remarkably simple mathematical laws. An obvious example of this are the seashells and snails..." (1.6 MiB, PDF, 18 pages)

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