Post without words #6

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Hendrix College. Functional programmer, mathematician, teacher, pianist, follower of Jesus.
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6 Responses to Post without words #6

  1. gaurish says:

    Apollonian gasket!
    I really love the poem about related Theorem of Descartes: “The Kiss Precise” (http://www.pballew.net/soddy.html)

    • Brent says:

      Me too! In a subsequent post I will explain how I drew the figure—there is a different generalization of Descartes’ Theorem that can actually serve as the basis for a relatively simple computer program to draw Apollonian gaskets.

  2. nice. what’s the algorithm, or are we supposed to figure it out?

    • Brent says:

      Well, if you haven’t seen this before, it’s definitely worth studying the figure to see what patterns you can discern. I’ll explain the algorithm in another post!

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