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Category Archives: fractals
Visualizing Pascal’s triangle remainders
In a comment on my previous post, Juan Valera mentioned something about visualizing multiples of prime numbers in Pascalâ€™s Triangle: In college, there was a poster with different Pascal Triangles, each of them highlighting the multiples of different prime numbers. … Continue reading
Posted in fractals, modular arithmetic, pascal's triangle, pattern, pictures
Tagged color, diagrams, visualization
15 Comments
Dimensions: go watch! now!
I finally got around to watching the Dimensions videos, which I mentioned once before. They are super cool and will be sure to blow your mind! They start by explaining some simple tools (stereographic projection) and intuition (with references to … Continue reading
Posted in fractals, geometry, links, video
Tagged Dimensions, fibration, polytope, projection, video
2 Comments
Book review: Viewpoints: Mathematical Perspective and Fractal Geometry in Art
This book is certainly quite different from the sort I usually read and review—but I am always interested in new and creative ways to teach mathematics! This is quite a fun book. It’s all about visual art and some of … Continue reading
Fractals without a computer
What happens when you hook up three projectors to a single video camera, and then point the camera at the projected images? RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME THINGS, that’s what!
Battlestations!
The world’s LARGEST FRACTAL DORITO!
Pentaflakes
Just a link today: Mike Croucher over at Walking Randomly has some gorgeous pictures of fractal constructions called “pentaflakes”, made by recursively gluing pentagons together in various ways. He’s also made a Mathematica demonstration for playing around with various sorts … Continue reading
Posted in fractals, geometry, links
Tagged demonstration, interactive, Mathematica, pentaflake
1 Comment
Carnival of Math #48, and Monday Math Madness #25
The 48th Carnival of Mathematics is posted at Concrete Nonsense. My favorite posts include Foxmath’s post about a strange iterated sequence involving pi and this amazing picture of a fractal cabbage. Also near and dear to my heart is Mark … Continue reading
Posted in challenges, counting, famous numbers, fractals, links
Tagged carnival, counting, fractal cabbage, monads, pi
1 Comment
Mandelbrot Maps
Run, don’t walk, to play with the Mandelbrot Maps applet, which lets you play around with the Mandelbrot set while seeing the associated Julia sets updated in real time. This fantastic applet was created by Iain Parris, an MSc student … Continue reading
Posted in fractals, links
Tagged applet, fractal, interactive, julia, mandelbrot, realtime
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