Monday, July 13, 2009

algorithms of the ocean

i was never good at math. i didnt understand it. my brain won't compute it.

but we've been discussing mathematicians & mathematical procedure, the nature of circumference, the properties of a line, the characteristics of a circle...why is it that a circle will never fit into a square?

& that all the shapes in the universe {sun, moon, stars, planets} revolve as circles rather than any other shape?

while we were at Borders the other week, Mum bought some math books, & i had a peek in one{which im now reading}. Fascinating!

its called "the music of the primes" hooked! Sautoy explains,

"The primes are the jewels studded throughout the vast expanse of the infinite universe of numbers that mathematicians have explored down the centuries. For mathematicians they instil a sense of wonder: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23...-timeless numbers that exist in some world independant of our physical reality. They are Nature's gift to the mathematician."

image via here

& i look at this most exquisite post, & marvel that even though we dont understand the mathematical components {the algorithms of the ocean, the calculations to figure out how many grains of sand, the opaque reckoning of the atmosphere, not to mention the measuring to make the gorgeous dress} we can enjoy the beauty!

& basking on the shoreline of wonder at this illuminating video clip!

& a beautiful math filled day for you! :)

1 comment:

  1. Mathematics is something that as always been difficult for me still at times. When I was young & in school math was so frustrating, I just didn't get it, numbers eluded me. Now that I am older, and hopefully a little wiser ;o)...I understand better, and can appreciate mat more. Beautiful photo here, Chenoa :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))