The Upside Down World

After talking about higher dimensions in class including our beliefs in the universe, is is infinite versus finite? Is there aliens? Other worlds? All I could think about during this conversation is the show called Stranger Things. I recently binge watched the first season after hearing how good it is, and I would totally suggest it as a must watch. In this show they have another world, “the upside down”. It is not easy to get to, and it is not the same as our world. The upside down is creepy, and evil. It’s cold and lacks human life but is filled with over grown root like structures and life related membranes. It is so hard to get to you need a stronger magnetic force than anything available on this planet.  I’m not saying this is what I believe but the crazy thing is, we don’t know! This show is just an example of how many types of worlds or creatures there possibly could be in higher dimensions.

Math In Couponing

I have decided to do my final project on couponing for groceries. I got my inspiration when Professor Plante was giving us project ideas and he told us he used to be very into couponing. My plan is to do lots of research as to how exactly to become a couponer. I have heard of all the tricks like printing off multiples of the same coupon, and staying as organized as possible. but some things are not clear to me quite yet. I plan to use a photo book or scrap book to organize my coupons and ideas. I think this project will take a few trial and errors to get it right. Doing this project will benefit me and hopefully others to teach them how to coupon. I don’t plan to be as crazy about couponing as some people on the show Extreme Couponing on TLC, but i attached a short clip to show you how crazy this hobby really is.

Platonic Solids, are they everywhere?

When I was thinking about what to talk about for this blog post on platonic solids I figured I could just find something in my daily life related to the fact, and take a picture. Turns out it is not as easy to find as our last assignment was, the rosettes. I decided to do some more research about these platonic solids and where to find them besides in the classroom with plastic triangles. I came across this interesting video, since these things aren’t necessarily in nature or our daily life, this video was fascinating to see it being hand made. This video shows a tetrahedron being made. If you watch until the end it shows all the possible 5 types of platonic solids that can be made. Even though these things wouldn’t show up in daily life very often, the handmade objects are very cool looking and would make awesome decorations in someone’s home!

 

Rosette Fun!

The more discussion we have been having about the fact, the more I have noticed how many different types of rosettes are in my daily life. From work, to school, to home, and in nature! I took a picture of a dihedral rosette I found at one of my jobs. This is a 5 fold dihedral with a 72 degree rotation. I have been able to enjoy this class so far because I am actually understanding it, this type of math can actually be fun. Rosettes are everywhere, and they are so much more than just art patterns! I’m learning if you keep a eye out you will see them everywhere you go.