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Plant Growth Curves : The Functional Approach to Plant Growth Analysis - Roderick Hunt

Plant Growth Curves

The Functional Approach to Plant Growth Analysis

Paperback Published: 2nd December 1991
ISBN: 9780521427746
Number Of Pages: 260

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This book was originally published in 1982. Plant growth curves are progressions of plant size against time. This book reviews the theory, practice and applications of the use of fitted mathematical functions in plant growth analysis: a subject which, despite relatively distant origins, only came into prominence following the widespread availability of computing support. The author provides a very broad approach to the subject, and includes an extended coverage of the philosophical and scientific links between this topic and related fields of activity in plant science. The work is written simply for the experimenter who grows plants and makes sequential observations on them, assuming only moderate mathematical, statistical and computational expertise, and showing how much may be achieved by modest means.

Preface
Introduction
Overture
Concepts in plant growth analysis
The functional approach in theory
The functional approach in practice
Polynomial functions
Asymptotic functions
Special approaches
FinalĀ©
Literature cited
Author index
Systematic index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521427746
ISBN-10: 0521427746
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 2nd December 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.39

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