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By The Open University
Exploring mathematics: maths in nature and art - for iPod/iPhone
Maths in Nature and Art
A short introduction to the content of this album.
An introduction to a primitive mollusc, a triumph of natural engineering.
Ways of creating a mathematical spiral.
Using computers to design carpets.
Using the shadow’s path to register the passing of time.
The mathematics behind the curves created with a torch beam
Algebraic systems to represent slices of cones.
How repeating motifs in fabric designs are made up of four isometric transformations.
An introduction to Henri Poincare and his efforts to prove the mathematical stability of the solar system.
A mistake in calculations leads to a revolutionary discovery.
The benefit of using a computer for iteration calculations.
Mathematicians have been fascinated with creating fractal patterns on a computer.
How close examination of a fern reveals the geometry of fractals.
Exploiting fractals for commercial purposes.