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Discoveries with a Computer: Dynamic Behavior

  • James L. Hargrove
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Part of the Modeling Dynamic Systems book series (MDS)

Abstract

In his book, The Night Country, Loren Eiseley recounted an archaeologist’s experience of excavating an Egyptian pyramid as follows: “You crawl along some dark corridor on hands and knees, past falls of rock; the light of the lamp gleams on minute crystals in the stratified walls; beyond, the corridor disappears into the blackness. You turn corners, feeling your way with your hands; the workmen have been left behind, and suddenly, you realize you are alone in a place which has not heard a footfall for nearly fifty centuries.”

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Calculation Interval Finite Difference Equation Tyrosine Aminotransferase Minute Crystal Testicular Capsule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James L. Hargrove
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  1. 1.Department of Foods and NutritionUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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