ever since I moved downtown I’ve been exposed to all this GOOD COFFEE. right now I’m drinking what is essentially a spicy mocha. oh my god. why doesn’t uvic have coffee which is…. not swill.
A series of free illustrations showing a surrealistic twist on the physical anatomy of our solar system planets. We are disclosing secrets of the inside of our planets, revealing a strange and visionary world.
In mathematics, a minimal surface is a surface that locally minimizes its area. This is equivalent to having a mean curvature of zero. The term “minimal surface” is used because these surfaces originally arose as surfaces that minimized total surface area subject to some constraint. Physical models of area-minimizing minimal surfaces can be made by dipping a wire frame into a soap solution, forming a soap film, which is a minimal surface whose boundary is the wire frame. However the term is used for more general surfaces that may self-intersect or do not have constraints.
Art by Paul Nylander.
Spiral of Theodorus
First constructed by Theodorus of Cyrene, the spiral (also called the square root spiral, Einstein spiral or Pythagorean spiral) is composed of contiguous right triangles. It is begun with an isosceles right triangle with each leg having a length of 1 - then another right triangle is formed next to it with one leg being the hypotenuse of the prior triangle and the other leg having a length of 1.Thus, each successive nth triangle has side lengths √n and 1, with a hypotenuse of √(n + 1).