The Optimum Plant
Just describing or simulating the change in living organisms is not good enough. We all want ultimately to predict what these organisms would do under prescribed circumstances. Scientists interested in predictions first need a good description of the behavior of the living organism. Towards that end, they frequently find it advantageous to set up optimality hypotheses of the organism’s behavior and then compare the optimization results with results of experiments on the actual dynamics of the organism.
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