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Computer generated mollusk shells

The Raup coiling applet is a Java applet that demonstrates how mollusk shell shapes can be generated using a simple algorithm based on only three parameters. The user can adjust the value of these parameters and see the shape generated. The applet, as presented, is limited to gastropods and ammonoid shell shapes. It is available for download, or as a link to a web page published on the server of the Department of Geosciences at Indiana University Purdue University. The applet has already been used by colleges and universities across the US. There are four versions of the material available: link to the page hosted on IPFW's server; download the page as hosted; download a template page you can modify; or download a SCORM-compliant learning object.


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