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Museum Mathematics: Plane by Charlie Gunn, Stuart Levy, Tamara Munzner, Olaf Holt

Every week over 3000 museum visitors use the Triangle Tiling exhibit developed by the Geometry Center in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota. The program features mathematical concepts such as the relationship between Platonic and Archimedean solids, and the dual of a polyhedron. The program is also used extensively at the Center itself during interactive tours, and will be on display at the SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference in July 1994. This picture is a snapshot of the screen when the tiling is a flat plane.

How to make it: Triangle Tiling is an external module of Geomview that runs on SGI workstations.

Image created: Spring, 1994

[Museum Mathematics: Plane]

Copyright © Spring, 1994 by The Geometry Center, Univerity of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
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