This week’s challenge asks for photos that highlight “the shapes and rhythms that make up the geometry of our world.” At first I thought it would be difficult, but on a trip to the beach last Sunday, I noticed geometry all around me: 🙂
Cement cubes, triangular shadehouses, and hedges sculpted to look like arcs…..all examples of applied mathematics at work.
But geometry is not the province of man alone.
Nature reveals her own complex pattern of spirals and swirls. The Fibonacci Sequence (a common geometric curve structure) is seen in seashells and cresting waves:
And what of hyperbolic geometry in which the surface of an object curves away from itself along any given point? Coincidentally, marine organisms with “ruffles” grow in ways that perfectly illustrate the mathematical form of hyperbolic geometry, like this piece of coral washed ashore on Jaycee Beach:
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