D'Arcy Thompson Index page

Some extracts from the MacTutor archives
D'Arcy Thompson's biography

The Introduction to On Growth and Form

D'Arcy Thompson's family

D'Arcy Thompson on Plato and Planets

D'Arcy Thompson on Greek irrationals

D'Arcy Thompson knighted

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson by David Raitt Robertson Burt

Extract from Walter Ledermann's memoir

Obituary in The Times

Some quotations


An investigation of some of D'Arcy Thompson's correspondence
Overview

Heilmann and Shufeldt

Correspondence I

Correspondence II

Correspondence III

Correspondence IV

Correspondence V

Correspondence VI


D'Arcy Thompson and Mathematics
Overview

Coordinate Transformations

Logarithmic Spirals

Forms of Cells

Forms and Mechanical Efficiency


You can experiment with transforming pictures at the following link

Mathematical transformations


The D'Arcy Thompson correspondence pages were created by: Heather Dickinson and Barbora Cernokova

and the D'Arcy Thompson and Mathematics pages were created by: Alice Gowenlock and Indre Tuminauskaite.

Both teams were from the University of St Andrews and received the support of the The Strathmartine Trust.

The Mathematical Transformations implementation is by Rhiannon Michelmore.


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