Math in Nature

by Matt Hoffman March. 18, 2008 1332 views

I'm a mathematician, so (unfortunately?) I see math exemplified frequently in the natural world. Sometimes the examples are reasonably photogenic….

This shot was almost completely accidental, but I liked its sinusoidal shape.

A very nice example of fractal branching.

Another good natural fractal.

Hopefully the mathematics in this one needs no explanation.

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Carol 13 years, 1 month ago

Stop making me look up words in the dictionary! I looked up the word sinusoidal and still don't understand it. I love the #3 and the depth of field beyond it--it draws a person into the photo. I like the natural fractals, and the wierd way of looking at a tree. I really like the wave pattern of the first one. Good catch!

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Paul Mcclure 13 years, 1 month ago

Uh oh Renee. Matt's got your other camera and how does one geek, call another geek a geek? I never did think of the world as math, but it does make a lot of sense in so many different ways. Good set Matt. Keep it up.

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