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written by Monica Beals, Louis J. Gross, and Susan Harrell
This website shows how the surface area to volume ratio limits the size of organisms. The page presents calculations of this ratio for cubes and spheres and contains graphs that help clarify how the ratio changes as the size of an object changes.
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© 2007 M. Beals, L. Gross, S. Harrell
NSF Number:
9752339
Keywords:
Cell size limit, Geometry, Ratio, Surface Area, Volume
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 26, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
Record Updated:
April 26, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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July 26, 2007
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AIP Format
M. Beals, L. Gross, and S. Harrell, (2007), WWW Document, (http://www.tiem.utk.edu/~gross/bioed/bealsmodules/area_volume.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
M. Beals, L. Gross, and S. Harrell, Sizes of Organisms: The Surface Area:Volume Ratio, (2007), <http://www.tiem.utk.edu/~gross/bioed/bealsmodules/area_volume.html>.
APA Format
Beals, M., Gross, L., & Harrell, S. (2007, July 26). Sizes of Organisms: The Surface Area:Volume Ratio. Retrieved December 18, 2017, from http://www.tiem.utk.edu/~gross/bioed/bealsmodules/area_volume.html
Chicago Format
Beals, M, L. Gross, and S. Harrell. Sizes of Organisms: The Surface Area:Volume Ratio. July 26, 2007. http://www.tiem.utk.edu/~gross/bioed/bealsmodules/area_volume.html (accessed 18 December 2017).
MLA Format
Beals, Monica, Louis Gross, and Susan Harrell. Sizes of Organisms: The Surface Area:Volume Ratio. 2007. 26 July 2007. 18 Dec. 2017 <http://www.tiem.utk.edu/~gross/bioed/bealsmodules/area_volume.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Monica Beals and Louis Gross and Susan Harrell", Title = {Sizes of Organisms: The Surface Area:Volume Ratio}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {18 December 2017}, Month = {July 26, 2007}, Year = {2007} }
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