Infinity, Ames Room, and More

We have talked about infinity over the past couple of weeks, including We’ve seen videos about the Hilbert Hotel with infinitely many rooms: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/12/math-in-a-minute-welcome-to-hotel-infinity-paradox.html And we’ve seen a video about one of Zeno’s paradoxes, concerning a race between achilles and a tortoise: http://vimeo.com/1654232 The Droste effect provides a visualization of infinity: http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/09/50-stunning-examples-of-the-droste-effect/ We learned about… Read More Infinity, Ames Room, and More

Week 2 Stuff

OK, this post is long overdue — sorry about that! Here’s the least you need to know: We built tiny little Ames rooms in class, and you can find the template for that right here. Then we reviewed how we scale pictures. We decide our scaling factor (by looking at a length that we have… Read More Week 2 Stuff