Accession Number:

AD0755209

Title:

Preliminary Report on Mathematical Modeling for Swarming of Small Animals in Motion (Non-Mathematical Presentation).

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD CHESAPEAKE BAY INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Swarming phenomena of small organisms in motion may be studied theoretically by a combined process of diffusion random movements of organisms and of non-diffusion behavioral characteristics of organisms involving a non-random process. The diffusion equation of concern includes a density-dependent diffusivity and a forcing term which creates a virtual flow of organisms toward a center of swarming. The swarm dimension can be related to the parameters of diffusion and biological behavior. This report presents a preliminary look at the mathematical modeling of swarming phenomena. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE