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Tag Archives: geometry
2, 4, 6, 8, It’s Almost Time to Tessellate
This Friday, June 17, is the inaugural World Tessellation Day. I am normally skeptical of attempts to create new holidays, but I am so fond of filling up the plane with shapes that I just can’t help myself. Emily Grosvenor … Continue reading
Posted in Events, Mathematics and the Arts
Tagged geometry, M. C. Escher, mathematics and the arts, tessellation, tiling, world tessellation day
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The Creativity of Approximation
As a mathematician, I am frequently frustrated with the world’s stubborn refusal to mirror mathematical perfection. No “circle” made of atoms actually has a circumferencetodiameter ratio of π; no population’s growth is exactly an exponential function. The overwhelming approximateness of … Continue reading
Climate Science Blogs to Follow for Earth Day
This blog has now made almost exactly one trip around the sun! We kicked things off last year on Earth Day with the mathematics of planet earth, and today I want to highlight some more posts about our planet. On … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math
Tagged climate change, climate science, Earth Day, geometry, john baez, math, mathematics, Steve Easterbrook, Tamsin Edwards
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Geometry and the Imagination
If you like geometric group theory or amazing pictures (but especially geometric group theory), you might want to start reading Geometry and the Imagination, written by University of Chicago mathematician Danny Calegari. I’ve been following it for a while, but … Continue reading
Posted in Theoretical Mathematics
Tagged Alden Walker, Danny Calegari, geometry, hyperbolic 3manifolds, Ian Agol, lowdimensional topology, research blogging, topology, virtual haken conjecture, visualizations
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The Revolution Will Be 3D Printed
“What would you print if you had a 3D printer in your home?” James Madison University math professor Laura Taalman is printing a thing a day and blogging about it at MakerHome. Her family has a MakerBot Replicator 2 and … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Recreational Mathematics
Tagged 3d printing, afinia, geometry, henry segerman, laura taalman, makerbot, math, math models, mathmatics, saul schleimer, shapeways
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Complex Projective 4Space
Complex Projective 4Space recently celebrated its first birthday, and I was surprised to learn it was that young. I’ve been reading since January or so, and I guess I just assumed it had been around longer. It’s written by Adam … Continue reading
Posted in Recreational Mathematics
Tagged ciphers, complex functions, geometry, IMO, math, mathematical olympiad, mathematics, maths, projective geometry, puzzles, recommended reading
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A Tasty Geometric Morsel Every Day
I don’t remember how I first found Geometry Daily. Probably through Twitter. Every day German graphic designer Tilman Zitzmann posts a “new minimal geometric composition.” It’s not exactly a math blog, but I think many mathematicians will, like me, find … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics and the Arts
Tagged design, geometry, geometry daily, mathematical art, minimal design, Tilman Zitzmann
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Platonic Solids, Symmetry, and the Fourth Dimension
On his blog Azimuth, John Baez has been posting a series called “Symmetry and the Fourth Dimension.” He writes: “The idea is to start with something very familiar and then take it a little further than most people have seen…without … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Theoretical Mathematics
Tagged 3d geometry, 4d geometry, fourth dimension, geometry, john baez, platonic solids, polytopes, visualizaion
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