What is the dimension of a figure? It is natural to say that a segment is 1-dimensional, a rectangle 2-dimensional, and a box 3-dimensional. But what about figures that are not this simple? Continue reading Fractals and dimension
We met to talk about a very simple, but really interesting, new pattern that can be created in the following way.
- Start with a single toothpick
- Add another toothpick at a right angle to each of the pointy-ends of the pattern
- If two toothpicks, meet at their pointy-ends, don’t add toothpicks to the place they meet.
We started with actual toothpicks, and eventually started to see a neat pattern emerging. And then, things got all mathematical! Continue reading Ultimate Toothpick Pattern