Introduction to spatial transformations
What is it about?
This paper forms the introduction to this themed issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A on ‘Spatial transformations’, arising from the Royal Society Scientific Discussion Meeting held in January 2015. The paper begins with a review of the concepts and history of spatial transformations, followed by a discussion of the contributions from the papers in this themed issue. A summary of the advantages and current limitations of spatial transformations concludes the paper, with the key challenges identified at the Scientific Discussion Meeting also given.
Why is it important?
This paper serves to set the various contributions to the themed issue of Phil. Trans. A in context, both in terms of a brief historical review of the concepts involved and also in how the work presented in the rest of the issue sits in relation to each other. Some key areas for further exploration of this exciting field are also highlighted.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Robert N Foster