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On Benoit and Fractal Follicles
"The last thing [Benoit] worked on was his memoirs. He died before they were finished. His wife and Merry Morse from IBM finished them up. It has been published and is called "The Fractalist" It came out in 2012. The cover photo is especially interesting, if you look at Benoit’s hair. His normally fuzzy hair has been turned into the boundary of the Mandelbrot Set. Its just brilliant. I wish I had thought of it.
Yale University Math Professor and DeVane Award Winner
Check out yesterday’s Reddit AMA transcript→
IBM has a tumblr?! Here’s their fractal posts.
We’re discussing Mandelbrot & fractals tomorrow in my math capstone; what would you want to see discussed or investigated?
Learners are all different, so let’s be prepared for that!
Image from imgur/reddit with no source.
1, 2, √5
zooming into Conway’s pinwheel tiling, deflation.
#ggbchat, 2nd edition tonight.
Made this for an image header on @ggbchat twitter page, and wound up liking it as a trigonometry sketch. As you change the circle, the other graphs will change.
Do you think of the input on trig functions as the radian location of the point on a circle or the distance of the point around the circle? If you think about it as distance
In tenths Triangles.
I made these for a friend whose church wanted a progress chart for raising funds to restore a triangular stained glass window. (Which I wouldn’t have believed as a textbook task.) It’s a pretty interesting problem, though.
(They went with the top one.)
5 Greatest Discoveries in Mathematics #5
Written around 300BC, Euclid’s work built the foundation for modern mathematics by introducing a set of axioms and proceeding to demonstrate by mathematical rigor a collection of theorems that naturally followed.
Covering subjects ranging from algebra to plane geometry (also now known as Euclidean Geometry), Elements remained a cornerstone of mathematical teaching for over 2,000 years following its creation.
Elements influenced the thinking of great minds ranging from Dostoevsky to Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln’s inclusion of the phrase “dedicated to the proposition” in his Gettysburg address is often attributed to his readings of Euclid.
Not sure if reblogging for the history or the Frank & Ernest #mathcomic…