Wallpaper Patterns

In this wallpaper we see the (circled in red) pattern of yellow, then orange, then magenta flower(s) repeated throughout the blanket. This pattern has no rotational symmetry or reflective symmetry, How ever it does contain glide reflection (circled in purple). In this glide reflection the pattern is vertically reflected then shifted to the right. This is a pg wallpaper pattern.

In this drawing of a fish we see a wallpaper pattern in the scales of the top most segment of we ignore color and only focus on the part of the fish where the scales are the same size. In this pattern we observe no rotational symmetry. We do see horizontal reflections and glide reflections however. This drawing contains a cm wallpaper pattern.

Patterns In The Home

Frieze Pattern: The bulges on the headrest poles in the red rectangle in the image below is the frieze pattern.

Symmetries: Translation, Vertical Reflection, Horizontal Reflection


Rosette Pattern: The hanging light in the image below is a dihedral 8 figure. This figure can be rotated 8 times and has 8 reflection lines.

Symmetries: Rotation, Reflections

Factors of Population Growth

Population growth does not follow exponential growth mainly because of limited resources. However, in laboratory environments populations can exhibit exponential growth. For example, bacteria populations grow incredibly fast because of their short reproductive times. In the article Exponential & Logistic Growth “we could start with just one bacterium and have enough bacteria to cover the Earth with a 1-foot layer in just 36 hours.”

In exponential growth models, the rate of growth in a population never changes and is typically unrealistic. In the real world resources like food, for example, will run out if a population keeps growing exponentially. Thus a population will reach its carrying capacity. Carrying Capacity is the maximum number of individuals a population can support based on that population’s needs.

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What Happens To Your Wealth When You Don’t Have A Will? (Intestate Laws)

Dying without a will is a scary prospect. What this is called when it happens is intestate. What happens next is decided on by a few factors including your family, and the state you live in.

For example, if you live in New Hampshire, not all of your assets are affected by intestate laws. Assets that are not affected include IRA’s, life insurance proceeds, some bank account balances and more.

The next step in seeing where your wealth goes when you die without a will would be to view your family tree. For example, if you had a living spouse when you died and one child, your spouse would receive the first $250,000 of your assets and then an additional 1/2 of the remaining wealth. After the spouse has taken their cut the remainder would then be passed on to your child. An example with numbers would be… let’s say you had $550,000 worth of intestate wealth when you died, your spouse would receive $250,000 of your assets, and of the remaining $300,000 your spouse would receive an additional $150,000, bringing their total to $400,000 in assets. Your child would then receive the remaining $150,000 in assets.

Graph Of How Your Intestate Assets Are Divided In New Hampshire From: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/intestate-succession-new-hampshire.html





How Rhetoric Can Affect Voting.

…Rhetoric is a mode of altering reality, not by the direct application of energy to objects, but by the creation of discourse which changes reality through the mediation of thought and action.” a quote by Lloyd Bitzer that my Propaganda & Persuasion class landed on as our definition of rhetoric for the remainder of the semester.

Rhetoric is a powerful tool that can be used to sway voters in one way or the other. We have seen rhetoric at use in Trump’s 2016 election. He was able to use highly targeted data from Facebook based on his audience and was able to show his following just what they wanted to see. People tend to agree with the opinions that match their own, leading to their votes. Trump also utilized another technique of rhetoric to persuade by attempting to relate to his audience, claiming that he is not much different from most Americans, even with all of his wealth. This technique is the same technique used by Mark Antony, “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” from Julius Caesar, a play by William Shakespeare.

Another instance of rhetoric in voting history would be Robert Kennedy’s speech after MLK’s Assassination in 1968. Kennedy was able to utilize the opportunity he had with MLK’s passing and related to the crowd of sorrowful people by connecting to his brother’s assassination. Kennedy was also able to use rhetoric to advocate peace against the riots happening across the country at the time. The tool at hand, rhetoric.

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Robert Kennedy’s Speech – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2kWIa8wSC0


What I am Excited about in Math

Hi everyone! When I think about math I usually become somewhat excited, although I do not allways love the tedious aspects of the subject. I do however, love the problem solving and critical thinking side of math. For example, Physics class uses math to solve real world problems. That’s very exciting and interesting.

A little bit about me is that I am a filmmaker. Movies excite me with wonder and transport me to other worlds. I would love to integrate real mathematics and science into the films that I create to give the worlds I manifest in my stories more depth and solidly. Also, I want to do this becuase it would be pretty cool.


Robbie Skaff