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By Julia K. Parrish, William M. Hamner

Faculties of fish, flocks of birds, and swarms of bugs are examples of 3-dimensional aggregation. overlaying either invertebrate and vertebrate species, the authors examine this pervasive organic phenomenon via numerous disciplines, from physics to arithmetic to biology. the 1st part is dedicated to some of the equipment, generally optical and acoustic, used to gather three-d facts through the years. the second one part makes a speciality of analytical equipment used to quantify development, staff kinetics, and interindividual interactions in the team. The part on behavioral ecology and evolution offers with the features of aggregative habit from the viewpoint of an inherently egocentric person member. the ultimate part makes use of types to clarify how crew dynamics on the person point creates emergent development on the point of the gang.

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This is essentially a one-dimensional imaging system. An increase in complexity and also functionality can be obtained by pointing the device in different directions and recording the intensity of the backscattered sound as a function of 30 Jules S. 4. A proposed classification for sonar imaging systems. inspector angle, to obtain two-dimensional images. See Greene and Wiebe (Ch. 4) for an interesting three-dimensional application of this technique. A third option, used by a number of commercial systems, is to have a onedimensional array of transmitting and receiving transducers.

Three-dimensional imaging thus places severe demands on both processing speed and memory storage. Additional complications often arise because the actual measurement is, in fact, a mathematically transformed attribute of the real three-dimensional object. Suppose that we desire a vector X which consists of 109 elements. What actually is measured is vector Y, related to X via a linear transformation X - H Y. In this case, the matrix H would consist of 109 X 109 elements, beyond the capability of current computers.

2). Because the position of the cameras (particularly the camera-object distance) and the principal distance are usually both unknown and are highly correlated in the solution, it is imperative that the control points are noncoplanar and that there must be as much depth as possible. An alternative approach is analytical plumb-line calibration (Brown 1971; Fryer & Brown 1986) in which a series of known straight lines are photographed. This method is based on the fact that, for a distortion-free lens, each straight line in object space should appear as a straight line on the image.

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