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Synonyms for apery

the act of mimicking

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Apery speculates that the first half of this sphere eversion may serve as a mathematical model of the way an embryo, starting out as a ball of cells, can pull in part of its outer wall to form a cavity among its dividing, differentiating cells.
French mathematician Francois Apery, a student of topologist Bernard Morin at the University of Strasbourg, finally worked out the equations in 1984.
Apery, starting with the Roman surface, discovered that by smoothly altering the parameters governing the requisite motion of an ellipse, he could gradually transform the Roman surface into the Boy surface.
The term Etruscan reflects the idea that the homotopy used is simpler or more primitive than the original Apery homotopy, just as the ancient Etruscan civilization in Italy predated the Roman Empire.