Exploring mathematics: maths in nature and art - for iPad/Ma...

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What does mathematics have to do with nature or art? The video tracks in this album trace the origin of the mathematics of chaos and describe how the chance discovery of fractals became the basis for some real - and revolutionary - commercial applications such as the fax and the modem. A closer look at ancient fabric designs and the spiral of a nautilus shell also reveals repeating patterns that can be analysed in a mathematical way. This materia...Read More
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Maths in Nature and Art

15 Jul 2009 | 49 secs

Maths in Nature and ...

15 Jul 2009 | 49 secs

Spirals in nature

15 Jul 2009 | 01 min 27 secs

Spirals in nature

15 Jul 2009 | 01 min 27 secs

How to create a spiral

15 Jul 2009 | 05 mins 29 secs

How to create a spir...

15 Jul 2009 | 05 mins 29 secs

Manufacturing patterns

15 Jul 2009 | 06 mins 48 secs

Manufacturing patter...

15 Jul 2009 | 06 mins 48 secs

How a sundial works

15 Jul 2009 | 01 min 52 secs

How a sundial works

15 Jul 2009 | 01 min 52 secs

Visualising a conic

15 Jul 2009 | 03 mins 06 secs

Visualising a conic

15 Jul 2009 | 03 mins 06 secs

Slicing cones

15 Jul 2009 | 04 mins 08 secs

Slicing cones

15 Jul 2009 | 04 mins 08 secs

Where art meets maths

15 Jul 2009 | 11 mins 44 secs

Where art meets math...

15 Jul 2009 | 11 mins 44 secs

The last universalist

15 Jul 2009 | 03 mins 18 secs

The last universalis...

15 Jul 2009 | 03 mins 18 secs

A chaotic universe

15 Jul 2009 | 03 mins 54 secs

A chaotic universe

15 Jul 2009 | 03 mins 54 secs

The power of computers

15 Jul 2009 | 01 min 48 secs

The power of compute...

15 Jul 2009 | 01 min 48 secs

The lure of fractal images

15 Jul 2009 | 02 mins 38 secs

The lure of fractal ...

15 Jul 2009 | 02 mins 38 secs

Natural mathematics

15 Jul 2009 | 03 mins 21 secs

Natural mathematics

15 Jul 2009 | 03 mins 21 secs

The practical application of f...

15 Jul 2009 | 08 mins 17 secs

The practical applic...

15 Jul 2009 | 08 mins 17 secs