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Sunflower Seed Arrangements
This Demonstration shows the distribution of sunflower seeds as a function of the number of seeds [1]. Generally, sunflowers have 800–2000 seeds. The function has the form
,
, where
is the golden ratio and
is an arbitrary constant (here
).
Contributed by:
Joost de Jong
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[1] H. Vogel, "A Better Way to Construct the Sunflower Head,"
Mathematical Biosciences
,
44
(3–4), 1979 pp. 179–189. doi:
10.1016/0025-5564(79)90080-4
.
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Published: January 3, 2013
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