Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Art of Mathematics

This rainbow cauliflower image is a visual representation of a mathematical theory known as dynamical systems.

the University of Liverpool has an exhibit of images based on dynamical systems expressions and formulas. Check out additional images and learn more about dynamical systems at the BBC website, which offers a 90-second slide show with narrative.

The dynamical system formula which produced the cauliflower is the deceptively simple x squared plus one quarter.

These are pretty interesting, yet similar to fractals we've seen around for quite a while.

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