Patterns of the Universe

A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty

Author: Alex Bellos,Edmund Harriss

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615193235

Category: Art

Page: 144

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"A coloring book that reveals math's hidden beauty and contemplative power as never before with 78 coloring designs and games that explore symmetry, fractals, tessellations, randomness, and more."--

Visions of the Universe

A Coloring Journey Through Math's Great Mysteries

Author: Alex Bellos,Edmund Harriss

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615193677

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Peek "behind the scenes" of the universe--and see math in brilliant color! For curious minds throughout history, math was truly an art. In Visions of the Universe, you can pick up right where Isaac Newton, Blaise Pascal, and other luminaries left off--by coloring 58 exquisite patterns inspired by great discoveries in math: Intricate geometric designs like those that grace the mosques of Mecca Felix Klein's astounding diagram--drawn in 1897--of light reflecting between five mirrored spheres A mind-bending puzzle so beautiful it once hung outside a Japanese temple, and more! Plus, in the Creating chapter, you'll help complete 10 additional images by following simple steps that give spectacular results. No math knowledge is required: Anyone can be an artist in Numberland!

The Grapes of Math

How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451640129

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to uncover the world’s favourite number, and meets a mathematician who looks for universes in his garage. He attends the World Mathematical Congress in India, and visits the engineer who designed the first roller-coaster loop. Get hooked on math as Alex delves deep into humankind’s turbulent relationship with numbers, and reveals how they have shaped the world we live in.

The Golden Ratio

And Other Mathematical Patterns Inspired by Nature and Art

Author: Michael O'Mara Books,Steve Richards

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

ISBN: 9781454710226

Category: Art

Page: 96

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The elegance of mathematics meets the creativity of art in this unique coloring book. The golden ratio is the mathematical equation that describes what many consider the "divine proportion," and it's found throughout nature, as well as in art and architecture. This stunning coloring book showcases the beauty of Fibonacci's most famous formula, exploring the many ways numbers and beauty combine. Logical and creative minds alike will enjoy filling in the spirals and designs in these remarkable images.

Snowflake, Seashell, Star

A Colouring Adventure in Numberland

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782117889

Category:

Page: 120

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Bestselling author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland joins the meditative colouring book craze with this mathematical colouring book.

Math and Art

An Introduction to Visual Mathematics

Author: Sasho Kalajdzievski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1584889144

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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Math and Art: An Introduction to Visual Mathematics explores the potential of mathematics to generate visually appealing objects and reveals some of the beauty of mathematics. With a CD-ROM and a 16-page full-color insert, it includes numerous illustrations, computer-generated graphics, photographs, and art reproductions to demonstrate how mathematics can inspire art. Basic Math Topics and Their Visual Aspects Focusing on accessible, visually interesting, and mathematically relevant topics, the text unifies mathematics subjects through their visual and conceptual beauty. Sequentially organized according to mathematical maturity level, each chapter covers a cross section of mathematics, from fundamental Euclidean geometry, tilings, and fractals to hyperbolic geometry, platonic solids, and topology. For art students, the book stresses an understanding of the mathematical background of relatively complicated yet intriguing visual objects. For science students, it presents various elegant mathematical theories and notions. Comprehensive Material for a Math in Art Course Providing all of the material for a complete one-semester course on mathematics in art, this self-contained text shows how artistic practice with mathematics and a comprehension of mathematical concepts are needed to logically and creatively appreciate the field of mathematics.

Coloring Book of Complex Function Representations

Author: Julie Barnes,Beth Schaubroeck

Publisher: MAA Press

ISBN: 9780883855911

Category:

Page: 40

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Have you ever seen a mathematical object that was so intriguing that anyone, regardless of mathematical background, could appreciate its aesthetic beauty? If so, did you stop to color it? Now is your chance. Explore the beauty of mathematics in this collection if intricate pictures related to complex-valued functions. Any of these images could pass for designs found in some of the many coloring books for adults seen in stores today and are displayed here for you to color. While looking at the coloring pages, you can read about the author's quest to find interesting images. Their tale includes expeditions on the complex plane, work with families of complex functions, visits to Julia sets, unexpected results from a typo, random explorations, and a final send-off from a well-known cartoon character. Grab your colored pencils and enjoy coloring these functions. There are no incorrect ways to color, and consequently, there are no answers in the back of the book!

Can You Solve My Problems?

Ingenious, Perplexing, and Totally Satisfying Math and Logic Puzzles

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 161519388X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 352

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Puzzle lovers, rejoice! Bestselling math writer Alex Bellos has a challenge for you: 125 of the world's best brainteasers from the last two millennia. Armed with logic alone, you'll detect counterfeit coins, navigate river crossings, and untangle family trees. Then--with just a dash of high school math--you'll tie a rope around the Earth, match wits with a cryptic wizard, and use four 4s to create every number from 1 to 50. (It can be done!) The ultimate casebook for daring puzzlers, Can You Solve My Problems? also tells the story of the puzzle--from ancient China to Victorian England to modern-day Japan. Grab your pencil and get puzzling!

Creating Symmetry

The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns

Author: Frank A. Farris

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400865670

Category: Art

Page: 248

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This lavishly illustrated book provides a hands-on, step-by-step introduction to the intriguing mathematics of symmetry. Instead of breaking up patterns into blocks—a sort of potato-stamp method—Frank Farris offers a completely new waveform approach that enables you to create an endless variety of rosettes, friezes, and wallpaper patterns: dazzling art images where the beauty of nature meets the precision of mathematics. Featuring more than 100 stunning color illustrations and requiring only a modest background in math, Creating Symmetry begins by addressing the enigma of a simple curve, whose curious symmetry seems unexplained by its formula. Farris describes how complex numbers unlock the mystery, and how they lead to the next steps on an engaging path to constructing waveforms. He explains how to devise waveforms for each of the 17 possible wallpaper types, and then guides you through a host of other fascinating topics in symmetry, such as color-reversing patterns, three-color patterns, polyhedral symmetry, and hyperbolic symmetry. Along the way, Farris demonstrates how to marry waveforms with photographic images to construct beautiful symmetry patterns as he gradually familiarizes you with more advanced mathematics, including group theory, functional analysis, and partial differential equations. As you progress through the book, you'll learn how to create breathtaking art images of your own. Fun, accessible, and challenging, Creating Symmetry features numerous examples and exercises throughout, as well as engaging discussions of the history behind the mathematics presented in the book.

Introducing Game Theory

A Graphic Guide

Author: Ivan Pastine,Tuvana Pastine

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785780832

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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When should you adopt an aggressive business strategy? How do we make decisions when we don’t have all the information? What makes international environmental cooperation possible? Game theory is the study of how we make a decision when the outcome of our moves depends on the decisions of someone else. Economists Ivan and Tuvana Pastine explain why, in these situations, we sometimes cooperate, sometimes clash, and sometimes act in a way that seems completely random. Stylishly brought to life by award-winning cartoonist Tom Humberstone, Game Theory will help readers understand behaviour in everything from our social lives to business, global politics to evolutionary biology. It provides a thrilling new perspective on the world we live in.

Colouring Adventures in Numberland

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408888988

Category:

Page: 144

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A 'mathemagical' colouring book, with 60 patterns to colour and 10 more that YOU create!For those who ponder the most intriguing questions in maths, the realm of numbers is not only visual but also beautiful. What does a sphere look like in four dimensions? How can a knight on a chessboard visit every square? And can a five-sided tile cover an infinite floor?Visions of Numberland unlocks the world's greatest mathematical mysteries, with 70 patterns to colour in. The friendly explanations next to each pattern unlock the secrets of an intellectual quest that has been underway for three thousand years - but no maths knowledge is required. Anyone can be an artist in Numberland!

This Is Not a Math Book

Author: Anna Weltman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610673587

Category:

Page: N.A

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Math and art, as different as night and day, right? Wrong! This is Not a Math Book shows how math can be beautiful and art can be numerical. Amazing patterns with a mathematical basis will be revealed as you follow the simple activity instructions. And you'll learn incredible math facts as you draw the beautiful designs. A real eye-opener for kids of all ages with an artistic bent who think that math is dry and boring, while math enthusiasts will discover new ways to be creative.

Divine Patterns of Sacred Geometry Coloring Book

For Intuitive Connection & Mindful Relaxation

Author: Deborah Delisi

Publisher: Kanakolu Press

ISBN: 9780692659700

Category:

Page: 70

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Sacred Geometry is an ancient tool for discovering the creation and order of all things, through which our ancestors pondered the arrangement of our world and universe. By combining mathematics, science and intuitive awareness, they formed beliefs about the world around them. The language of mathematics, then and now, has a quality that expresses relationships in order to reveal the structure and orderly principles of the world around us. These relationships often manifest as patterns that allow us to discover the nature and power of the force that makes all things. These 33 divinely beautiful patterns to speak to your "inner realm," the sacred place inside. Let the ancient forms guide your meditation and awareness. Relax and enjoy coloring each page as you unlock the ancient wisdom of Sacred Geometry. Learn what the ones who came before us knew. Each page reveals fascinating written information and rich illustrations that journeys out to the cosmos and back to the microcosm deep within. You'll learn as you color and de-stress.

Our Mathematical Universe

My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Author: Max Tegmark

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 038535049X

Category: Science

Page: 432

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Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last—this is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians.

Coloring Fibonacci in Nature

Author: Art Therapy Lab

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329770854

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 58

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Assembled here is a collection of outline illustrations inspired by the Fibonacci number sequence found in nature. They appear everywhere in nature, from the leaf arrangement in plants, to the pattern of the florets of a flower, the bracts of a pinecone, or the chambers of a nautical shell. The Fibonacci Sequence is applicable to the growth of every living thing, including a single cell, a grain of wheat, a hive of bees, and even all of mankind.

Color Me Jane

A Jane Austen Coloring Book

Author: Jacqui Oakley

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0451496566

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 80

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Color in Elizabeth and Darcy, Anne and Captain Wentworth, Emma and Mr. Knightly, and all your favorite scenes and moments from the world of Jane Austen's classic novels. From Pride and Prejudice to Sense and Sensibility to Northanger Abbey, artist Jacqui Oakley provides page after page of iconic scenes, delicious hand-drawn Austen quotes, and sumptuous Regency-inspired fashions to color in. Comes with 8 pull-out posters to color in and display. Take hold of your happiness, relish the wit and whimsy of Jane Austen, and color your cares away!

Alex's Adventures in Numberland

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408809591

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

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A hugely enjoyable, brilliantly researched explanation of the basic principles of maths.

Color By Numbers - Calm

Author: Arcturus Publishing

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785834090

Category: Games

Page: 128

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If you're feeling tense, nervous, or uptight in the stress of day-to-day life, try Color By Numbers - Calm to wash away the chaos that hassles you. Full of gentle images and marked by numbers to guide your meditative creation process, it will help restore your sense of balance. Enjoy structured creativity of color-by numbers to help you find all the joys of coloring and puzzles.

Sacred Geometry Coloring Book

Author: Francene Hart

Publisher: Destiny Books

ISBN: 9781620556528

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

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Beautiful line-art depictions of the intricate paintings of visionary artist Francene Hart • Includes 45 illustrations to color based on the art of Hart’s popular Sacred Geometry Oracle Deck and Sacred Geometry Cards for the Visionary Path • Each piece is accompanied by brief, insightful commentary about the symbols and animals shown • Intertwines the complex forms of Sacred Geometry with the beauty of Nature, including dolphins, dragonflies, trees, and many other forms and symbols Experience firsthand the beauty of Nature’s animal and plant kingdoms intertwined with the wonders of Sacred Geometry and Spirit as you color the intricate and divine paintings of visionary artist Francene Hart. Drawing on the imagery from her popular Sacred Geometry Oracle Deck and Sacred Geometry Cards for the Visionary Path, this coloring book contains 45 illustrations of Hart’s renowned Sacred Geometry paintings and drawings. Each piece is accompanied by a brief yet insightful commentary explaining the meaning behind the symbols and animals shown and offering inspiration to open your awareness to how these shapes influence our reality and tune your energies. From dolphins and dragonflies, the elements and celestial bodies, to the power of the torus, labyrinths, and the Flower of Life, this coloring book will lead you on a contemplative journey into the interconnected realms of Sacred Geometry, Nature, and Spirit while supporting your sense of wholeness and joy.

Here's Looking at Euclid

A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416596348

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race, and arguably the foundation of all human progress. The world of mathematics is a remarkable place." Bellos has traveled all around the globe and has plunged into history to uncover fascinating stories of mathematical achievement, from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of the Zen master of origami, one of the hottest areas of mathematical work today. Taking us into the wilds of the Amazon, he tells the story of a tribe there who can count only to five and reports on the latest findings about the math instinct—including the revelation that ants can actually count how many steps they’ve taken. Journeying to the Bay of Bengal, he interviews a Hindu sage about the brilliant mathematical insights of the Buddha, while in Japan he visits the godfather of Sudoku and introduces the brainteasing delights of mathematical games. Exploring the mysteries of randomness, he explains why it is impossible for our iPods to truly randomly select songs. In probing the many intrigues of that most beloved of numbers, pi, he visits with two brothers so obsessed with the elusive number that they built a supercomputer in their Manhattan apartment to study it. Throughout, the journey is enhanced with a wealth of intriguing illustrations, such as of the clever puzzles known as tangrams and the crochet creation of an American math professor who suddenly realized one day that she could knit a representation of higher dimensional space that no one had been able to visualize. Whether writing about how algebra solved Swedish traffic problems, visiting the Mental Calculation World Cup to disclose the secrets of lightning calculation, or exploring the links between pineapples and beautiful teeth, Bellos is a wonderfully engaging guide who never fails to delight even as he edifies. Here’s Looking at Euclid is a rare gem that brings the beauty of math to life.