Progress Into the Past


Progress Into the Past: The Rediscovery of Mycenaean Civilization (A Midland Book)

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Author  William A McDonald
Publisher  Indiana University Press
Publication Date   February 1, 1990
ISBN  0309048869
Pages  534

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In this first-ever survey of the partnership between mathematics and biology, leading experts look at how mathematical research and methods have made possible important discoveries in biology. Explores how differential geometry, topology, and differential mechanics have allowed researchers to "wind" and "unwind" DNA's double helix to understand the phenomenon of supercoiling. Explains how mathematical tools are revealing the workings of enzymes and proteins. Describes how mathematicians are detecting echoes from the origin of life by applying the stochastic and statictical theory to the study of DNA sequences.

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