I have created the following images by thousands of circular arcs which are defined with trigonometric functions. Such families of arcs are very useful to introduce beautiful shapes.
Poetry has the logic of memory, the spontaneity of dreams, yet is much like calculus--each line is, in a sense, an asymptote composed of and continu...
When you enter a liberal arts living space, the people you spend your time with will help you become a well-rounded student and individual. They demonstrate every day how valuable differing perspectives are to your academic and social experience at college.
When things don't add up, simplify. Start with the fundamentals. Do unto others, be kind, love more and hate less. Share, pray and be grateful. Be honest and true to yourself. The world isn't perfect and neither are you. Pretty simple to add up. No calculator required.
My colleagues who work in education policy spend a lot of time thinking about how we can create children ready and able to compete in the global workforce. One of the best ways we can do this is to focus energy into ensuring our children receive a full education in math.
In this post you can see four images with their mathematical descriptions. I have created these images by trigonometric functions.
When you get to a certain age, you find increasing evidence that you've been yammering on the same topics for a very long time, usually to no great benefit. I just made one of those discoveries. Going through some old publications, I found a 1991 article I wrote on the future of Title I.
In this post you can see three images with their mathematical descriptions. I have defined them by trigonometric functions. In order to create such sh...
Architecture has a long history of geometric inspiration and aesthetics (besides the obvious mathematical connections with engineering), going back at least to ancient Greece and the infusion of classical geometric shapes like squares and circles into their structures.
Here are my food theorems, in no particular order, inspired by some well-known theorems of Mathematics. They are presented light-heartedly and without proof because unlike Mathematics, when it comes to food, one person's proof is another's counterexample.
Like my physician wife, I wear two hats, figuratively and occupationally. In another post, I've compared my two occupations as I saw them, then. Here, while on sabbatical leave from my academic position, I jot down a segment of a conversation in my head, as the academic in me queries the cook in me, from the ivory tower looking into the kitchen.
It is interesting for us to see heart-like mathematical shapes. We can introduce an unlimited number of heart curves using basic functions.
Connections between math and science are easy to find. Those between art and science sometimes require a bit more work, but if you are in New York City over the holidays a trip downtown can do wonders for bridging the left-brain/right-brain divide.
In order to create beautiful images by drawing squares, it is very useful to use periodic functions. I have created the following images by drawing fa...
As an artist with years of mathematical training, I am continuously looking for inspiration and find much in Cézanne's and Einstein's work.
Coincidence or not? Either way, this is an interesting math problem to solve and consider. At the very least, there's a nice lesson to walk away wit...