Where is Mathematics? Mathematics can be found EVERYWHERE!!! You just have to know where to look....
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Where is Mathematics? Mathematics can be found EVERYWHERE!!! You just have to know where to look. Science, business, the arts, and nature all contain elements of mathematics. Where will you DISCOVER math in your life? Slide 2 Art in the 1500s And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art... -Albrecht Durer 1504 Slide 3 SUNFLOWERS The Fibonacci numbers are Nature's numbering system. 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 scales of a pineapple. To learn more: http://www.world- mysteries.com/sci_17.htm http://www.world- mysteries.com/sci_17.htm Slide 4 Tessellations M. C. Escher's work had a strong mathematical component, and more than a few of the worlds he drew are built around impossible objects. Many of Escher's works employed repeated tilings called tessellations. Slide 5 Fractals in Hydrothermal Spring How is that nature always follows the simplest & most efficient path? Fractals are maps of the simplest paths sliding up the scale of Dimensions (from 2-D to 3-D and so on). So maybe it's simply an artifact of nature's elegance that we find exact correspondences between these inherently existing mathematical forms and natural patterns, and even living creatures of many types. Slide 6 Veggies! Cut into red cabbage and you will find a fractal inside! Slide 7 PHI: The Golden Ratio The Golden Section is a unique Ratio (or relationship between parts) that seems to be preferred by Nature as the best geometry for growth, energy conservation, elegance and has some fundamental relationships to the platonic solids and the Mandelbrot set. Slide 8 PHI Your hands, arms, ears, and teeth are PHI proportions. Phi face proportions are used to predict results in cosmetic surgery. Phi ratios start with the fingers and continue through your arms. Slide 9 Sports Scandals The decay rate of steroids and human growth hormone was not fast enough for many athletes and they got BUSTED for illegal usage to enhance their performance. Slide 10 MEDICINE Diabetes, a disorder in which the body cannot metabolize glucose properly, affects people of all ages. The diabetics body is unable to produce insulin, which is needed to process glucose. To provide this essential hormone, diabetics must take injections of a medicine containing insulin. The medications used (called insulin delivery systems) are designed to release insulin slowly. The insulin itself breaks down rather quickly. It EXPONENTIALLY DECAYS. Slide 11 Populations WE are going exponentially!!!