## Mathematical Impressions: Long Sword Dancing [Video]

This art form produces stable patterns of interwoven segments that are mathematically rich

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This art form produces stable patterns of interwoven segments that are mathematically rich

September 22, 2014 — George Hart and Simons Foundation

Math

If you pull straight back on the lower pedal of your bicycle, will the bike move forward or backward? This classic puzzle has a surprising twist...

March 22, 2014 — George Hart and Simons Foundation

Math

Musical chords naturally inhabit certain topological spaces, which show the possible paths that a composer can use to move between chords

August 14, 2013 — George Hart and Quanta Magazine

Math

Because of their aesthetic appeal, organic feel and easily understood structure, Goldberg polyhedra have a surprising number of applications ranging from golf-ball dimple patterns to nuclear-particle detector arrays...

June 25, 2013 — George Hart and Quanta Magazine

Math

The direction a bicycle has traveled can be determined by examining its tracks and thinking about tangent lines, geometric constraints and the bike's steering mechanism

April 23, 2013 — George Hart and Quanta Magazine

Math

Objects with icosahedral symmetry occur in nature only at microscopic scales, including quasicrystals, many viruses and some beautiful protozoa in the radiolarian family

March 22, 2013 — George Hart and Quanta Magazine

Math

The exact angles of crystals reveals their underlying structure as given by repeating lattices of atoms and molecules, as explained in this video by geometer George Hart

February 15, 2013 — George Hart and Quanta Magazine

Math

What happens when this well-studied cube-like fractal is sliced on a diagonal plane? Try to predict the solution the puzzle before minute 3:25 in this video

February 5, 2013 — George Hart and Quanta Magazine

Math

Theory suggests it is impossible, but geometer George Hart shows that the band's thickness can help you solve this puzzle

January 22, 2013 — George Hart and Quanta Magazine