Schlagwort-Archiv: Geometrie


Suppose that before the quinoa is cooked, the water fills its volume completely. However, after cooking, the water is absorbed into the quinoa and forced to share its packing fraction. The quinoa stays at the same packing fraction before and after cooking, so the water must be responsible for the volume growth.

Jonathan Landy: 2 + 1 = 4, by quinoa

Table of Fine Math.

Also, the floor can be bumpy but has to be free of steps - if the table is on a staircase, as you often find in outdoor cafes in Tuscan hill towns like San Gimignano, the math doesn't work. But then, if you are sitting on a restaurant terrace in Tuscany, who cares?

Keith Devlin: How to stabilize a wobbly table


The volume of the unit -sphere goes to 0 as grows! A high dimensional unit sphere encloses almost no volume! The volume increases from dimensions one to five, but begins decreasing rapidly toward 0 after dimension six.

Marc Khoury: Counterintuitive Properties of High Dimensional Space


Next time someone asks me how there can still be open questions in Mathematics, I will tell them that we still don't know everything about higher dimensional kissing.

I wanted to paint my wall, but it's flat.

Every world map should come with a warning about both the mathematics and the ideology it is hiding.

What academia should always be and feel like.

And now I have learnt it. I understand orbifolds and the group theory necessary to prove Conway's theorem. I have proved the theorem myself, and the corollary that there are only seventeen periodic tessellations of the plane. I still like the subject a lot and I am happy to have written my bachelor thesis about it.

Emma Brakkee: Conway’s Theorem (Bachelor Thesis)

Where's our sphere?

The Inhabitants of SPACE IN GENERAL
This Work is Dedicated
By a Humble Native of Flatland
In the Hope that
Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries
Having been previously conversant
So the Citizens of that Celestial Region
May aspire yet higher and higher
To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE or EVEN SIX Dimensions
Thereby contributing
To the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION
And the possible Development
Of that most rare and excellent Gift of MODESTY
Among the Superior Races

A Square

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