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The Physics of Foraging: An Introduction to Random Searches and Biological Encounters

Gandhimohan M. Viswanathan, Marcos G. E. da Luz, Ernesto P. Raposo, and H. Eugene Stanley
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 
2011
Number of Pages: 
164
Format: 
Hardcover
Price: 
50.00
ISBN: 
9781107006799
Category: 
Monograph
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Part I. Introduction: Movement: 1. Empirical motivation for studying movement
2. Statistical physics of biological motion
3. Random walks and Lévy flights
4. Wandering albatrosses
Part II. Experimental Findings: 5. Early studies
6. Evidence of anomalous diffusion
7. Human dispersal
8. How strong is the evidence?
Part III. Theory of Foraging: 9. Optimizing encounter rates
10. Lévy flight foraging
11. Other search models
Part IV. Finale: A Broader Context: 12. Superdiffusive random searches
13. Adaptational versus emergent superdiffusion
14. Perspectives and open problems
Appendices
References
Index.

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