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Interesting books

Amazon logo Engel, Arthur. Problem-solving Strategies. New York, NY: Springer, 1999. ISBN: 9780387982199.

Amazon logo Schmid-Nielsen, Knut. Scaling: Why is Animal Size So Important? New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1984. ISBN: 9780521319874.

Amazon logo Vogel, Steven. Life in Moving Fluids. 2nd rev. ed. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780691026169.

Amazon logo Vogel, Steven. Comparative Biomechanics: Life's Physical World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780691112978.

Amazon logo Pólya, George. Induction and Analogy in Mathematics. Vol. 1, Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning. 1954. Reprint, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780691025094.

Interesting papers

West, Geoffrey B., James H. Brown, and Brian J. Enquist. "A General Model for the Origin of Allometric Scaling Laws in Biology." Science 276, no. 5309 (April 4, 1997): 122-126.

West, Geoffrey B., James H. Brown, and Brian J. Enquist. "The Fourth Dimension of Life: Fractal Geometry and Allometric Scaling of Organisms." Science 284, no. 5420 (June 4, 1999): 1677-1679.

Interesting comic strips

Dangers of the resistive grid (See also Problem 6 in Homework 4 of assignments.)