Week 8 Recap: Symmetry wrap-up and a first taste of fractals

This week we finished with symmetry. You can click here for notes in which I review the types of symmetry (reflection, rotation, translation, and glide reflection) and go over how we categorizeĀ rosettes, frieze patterns, and wallpaper patterns. I also gave out this flowchart that can be used to help you classify a wallpaper pattern. Your… Read More Week 8 Recap: Symmetry wrap-up and a first taste of fractals

Week 3: Zeno’s Dichotomy paradox, Droste Effect, and bigger infinities

I want to start the week off with the “droste effect,” which is when a picture appears within itself. It’s an example of “self-similarity,” which we will discuss a little later in the semester. It’s also an example of an infinity which gets infinite small, just as happens with Zeno’s dichotomy paradox and the coloring… Read More Week 3: Zeno’s Dichotomy paradox, Droste Effect, and bigger infinities