Currently, SRO is working on a project involving the diffusion
of water through a salt marsh. We were doing this by dealing with
water moving through small squares, calculating how the flow moved
through these squares. However, it was thought that water flow
might be different for different shapes tiling the plane. We took
the three basic plane tiling shapes, triangles, squares, and hexagons
and decided that water would be moving out through all the sides at
once. This caused a problem because this would allow the water to
spread out of a hexagon faster than a square or triangle. Hmm,
obviously something to take into account when modeling a diffusion
process. One can think about how a drop of water will diffuse
throughout a piece of paper or a table-top --- disclike. Nature
is the ever-efficient being, using only the geodesics to traverse
its wild topology.
Simple PERL program

Simple PERL program output

29th July 1998 the SRO

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