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Category Archives: geometry
In 4 space dimensions all knots can be unraveled
Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek reminds us in his tutorial article at the Quanta magazine that in 4 space dimensions all knots can be unraveled completely. He explains it as follows: “In three space dimensions, knot theory is a subtle, complicated … Continue reading
Posted in geometry
Tagged DNA, Gordian knot, Knot Theory, topoisomerases
Mobius strip representation of spin 1/2
Physics The elementary particles known as fermions (electron, muon, tau and u, d, c, s, b, t quarks ) and their antiparticles are the constituents of matter. A fermion will impart units of spin angular momentum when it interacts with … Continue reading
Posted in geometry, physics
Tagged Spin (physics), spinors, Weyl spinor
Klein’s Quartic Curve Inside Out (animation)
This is from 2005 but geometry is ageless. In week 215 John Baez discussed the Klein’s quartic curve. He mentioned the science fiction author and computer programmer Greg Egan’s work on the visualization of the Klein’s quartic curve. I admired … Continue reading
Posted in geometry
Tagged Geometry, Greg Egan, Klein quartic curve
Cubic curves
The reason I am interested in cubic curves is that they may be the simplest mathematical representations of the twisting action. In “Prometheus and Chronos” I tried to build a conceptual model of particles based on the hypothesis of intrinsic … Continue reading
Posted in computer science, geometry, mathematics, physics
Tagged cubic curves, elliptic curves
Proposals for spacetime extensions
Our understanding of the physical universe which is a shadow of the greater Cosmos consisting of spiritual, mental and physical realms is very limited. Our scientific knowledge of the physical universe is growing at an exponential pace but we have only … Continue reading
AlBiruni
image credit I feel so ashamed for not knowing much about alBiruni – the polymath who lived in the 11’th century. His name was brought to my attention by a newspaper article announcing the establishment of a new private university … Continue reading
Posted in geometry, geophysics, history, inspiration, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics, Turkish
Tagged alBiruni, Indology, mathematics, physics, polymath
A rotation equals two reflections
In the picture below, the red line and the blue line are the reflection lines. Image credit The A’B’C’ triangle is a reflection of the ABC triangle in the red line. Let’s call this transformation R1 The EDF triangle is … Continue reading
Quanta Magazine (Simons Foundation)
The Quanta Magazine is a new scientific magazine published online by an editorially independent division of the Simons Foundation. You can reach the magazine at: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/quanta/ “Quanta Magazine is an online publication whose mission is to enhance public understanding of … Continue reading
Posted in geometry, mathematics, physics, science
Tagged Math, Quanta Magazine, Simons Foundation
Mathematical Spirals
The equations of the basic spirals are given in polar coordinates. The is the radius and is the angle measured from the positive horizontal axis.The and are constants. Archimedes Spiral http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ArchimedesSpiral.html Fermat Spiral http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FermatsSpiral.html Logarithmic Spiral http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LogarithmicSpiral.html Golden Spiral The … Continue reading
ThreeLeaved Rose
Simple is beautiful. This universal principle is valid in mathematics and geometry too! Equation for threeleavedrose (trifolium) in polar coordinates is r = a cos (3θ ) where “a” is a constant and the angle θ is measured from the … Continue reading
Posted in geometry, tutorial
Tagged Equation, Polar coordinate system
Phase enables relativity
Physicists are experts at assigning new meanings to the terms established in common language. I mentioned the term “dual” or “duality” before. In common language dual means two. In physics dual means equivalent. Physicists use the word “phase” in different … Continue reading
Posted in geometry, mathematics, physics, science, tutorial
Platonic Solids Revisited
I will not talk about Sacred Geometry. This is a tutorial on geometry. I guarantee that if you read this tutorial you will learn at least one fun fact that you did not know before. How many 3dimensional geometric objects … Continue reading
Posted in geometry, tutorial
Tagged Geometry, Platonic Solid, Tetrahedron
Dini’s Surface (geometry)
A surface of constant negative curvature obtained by twisting a pseudosphere is known as the Dini’s Surface. It is named after Ulisse Dini. The parametric equations are: x = a cos(u) sin(v) y = a sin(u) sin(v) z = a{cos(v) + … Continue reading
Posted in geometry
Tagged Dini's Surface, Geometry