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The Porous Medium Equation: Mathematical Theory

Juan Luis Vazquez

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569039
eISBN:
9780191717468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569039.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

The heat equation is one of the three classical linear partial differential equations of second order that form the basis of any elementary introduction to the area of PDEs, and only recently has it ... More


The Egalitarian Mentor

Tara H. Abraham

in Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch's Transdisciplinary Life in Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035095
eISBN:
9780262335386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035095.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter contextualizes the 1943 paper by Warren McCulloch and Walter Pitts on the logic of neural activity through McCulloch’s emerging institutional roles at the University of Illinois at ... More


D’Arcy Thompson: A Grandfather of A-Life1

Margaret A. Boden

in The Mechanical Mind in History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083775
eISBN:
9780262256384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083775.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

In 1917 D’Arcy Thompson published his celebrated book On Growth and Form. This chapter discusses how this pioneering work of mathematical biology, in which Thompson sought to develop a quantitative ... More


Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

Bruce Walsh and Michael Lynch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198830870
eISBN:
9780191868986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830870.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Quantitative traits—be they morphological or physiological characters, aspects of behavior, or genome-level features such as the amount of RNA or protein expression for a specific gene—usually show ... More


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