Fractals in biology and medicine.

by International Symposium on Fractals in Biology and Medicine (4th 2004 Ascona, Switzerland)

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  • Biomathematics -- Congresses.,
  • Fractals -- Congresses.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementGabriele A. Losa ... [et al.], editors.
SeriesMathematics and biosciences in interaction
ContributionsLosa, G. A. 1941-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsR853.M3 I58 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 314 p. :
Number of Pages314
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22651512M
ISBN 103764371722
ISBN 109783764371722
LC Control Number2006530410

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