Mathematical and Computer Modelling
A note on the shape of the red blood cell is revisited, utilizing variational calculus to to find an extremum for the surface area of such a cell, using the volume as a constraint. A fairly significant error in the value of the volume is corrected, and the note concludes with a discussion of measures of cell shape (such as the sphericity index) which are more appropriate than the dimensional surface area to volume ratio.
Original Publication Citation
Adam, J. (1998). (a note on)2 the shape of the erythrocyte. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 27(7), 73-77. doi:10.1016/s0895-7177(98)00037-5
Adam, J. A., "(A Note on)(2) the Shape of the Erythrocyte" (1998). Mathematics & Statistics Faculty Publications. 93.