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#1 2014-02-15 08:46:19

mashka4math
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Compass designs

Recently I've been having a lot of fun making designs using a compass and a straightedge. I wonder if anyone knows what they are called so that I can learn more about them. Thanks!dunno:)

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#2 2014-02-15 11:20:42

bobbym
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Re: Compass designs

Hi mashka4math;

Welcome to the forum. I think the first people to do that for arts sake were the Arabs, they call it Islamic design or art.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#3 2014-02-15 11:47:11

mashka4math
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Re: Compass designs

Thanks smile

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#4 2014-02-15 11:54:28

bobbym
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Re: Compass designs

Hi;

You can also Google for "compass and a straightedge art"

Bet that this one took some time

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5 2014-02-15 13:29:02

Agnishom
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Re: Compass designs

To create some really good math art, you need to program it


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#6 2014-02-16 03:38:38

bobbym
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Re: Compass designs

Like a Lissajous:

Or this amazing animation.

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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