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The image above was created using a program written by students Hunter Basselet and Adam Case. Their program is designed to help in the study of dynamical systems.
This painting by Russell Rainville is based on Desargues’ theorem and Book 1 Prop. 37 of Euclid’s Elements. Because the horizontal lines joining the corresponding vertices of the triangles are parallel to the base line, many pairs of triangles in the picture have the same area; in particular, the red and black triangles have the same area.
This Rubik’s cube cake was enjoyed at the Spring 08 Mathematics and Computer Science party. It contained 9 cake mixes and 27 eggs.
Brinkman House, the home of the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science on the University of Maine at Farmington campus.
This sculpture, created by Russell Rainville, is a variation of a construction by Buckminster Fuller. It is an icosahedron with the compressive and tensile forces separated. The diagonal struts are in compression while the edge wires are in tension. The ratio of the diagonal to the edge is the golden ratio, φ = ( 1 + √(5) )/2.