Computer as Aid in Describing Form in Gastropod Shells

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Science  12 Oct 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3537, pp. 150-152
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3537.150


The basic form of many coiled gastropod shells can be defined by four parameters. A digital computer with automatic plotting equipment can be used to make graphical reconstructions of a shell from any given values of the four parameters.

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