We’ve been talking about huge numbers lately. One example of many would be the amount of polymers that exists inside a cell. But we’re also discussing small numbers; they help us make sense of how small a peptide is. The thing is–numbers are important. We can measure & count because of them. With numbers we can describe the curvature of a sphere–a model for a planet or a cell. Chapter 4 of our textbooks has shown us that with math, we can say how much membrane the cell needs to properly function–how much volume to surface ratio our cells need. In Biology we cannot avoid numbers and patterns.
Use no more than a sentence for each of the following * —
a) research the game No Man’s Sky (Hello Games, 2016);
b) find out what is an algorithm;
c) define the word fractal;
d) who was Aristid Lindenmayer?;
e) and, finally: how many zeroes are there in a quintillion?
*Whoever answers all of these questions first, will get a 5 point bonus for Test III.