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Measuring the Marigold

Synopsis
Recording of a lecture given by Professor Peter Saunders as part of the London Mathematical Society’s Popular Lecture Series. Mathematics can be applied to biology in its own right, not just as a sort of technical assistant to physics and chemistry. It can help explain why Friesian cows don’t all look the same, how fruit flies get the right number of segments and why the angle of 137.5 degrees turns up so often in plants.
Series
Popular Lecture Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 31 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
Hire; 2006 hire: £5.00
Subjects
Biology; Mathematics
Keywords
applied mathematics; botany

Credits

Writer
Peter T Saunders
Cast
Peter T Saunders 

Production Company

Name

Imperial College of Science and Technology Television Studio

Sponsor

Name

London Mathematical Society

Distributor (Hire)

Name

London Mathematical Society

Email
lms@lms.ac.uk
Web
http://www.lms.ac.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7637 3686
Fax
020 7323 3655
Address
De Morgan House
57-58 Russell Square
London
WC1B 4HS
Notes
Video recordings of twice-yearly LMS Popular Lectures, which aim to present exciting topics and interesting applications to anyone with a serious interest in mathematics such as sixth form and university students. Recent lectures are for sale on DVD and older ones for hire on video.

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