Lecture 3; Math 636


Scaling in geometry







Geometric similarity y=f(x)  --- >   y=?


Cow at birth weighs 100 lbs and is a third the height of an adult cow. How much does the adult cow weigh?


Power laws and allometric relationships:  

            Zipf et al.

            WWW (for more info, see this 1999 Science article)


Maintenance energy of a homeotherm


normative vs descriptive models