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Math Encounters - "The Wall of Fire Theorem: A Story of Mathematical Discovery"

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by AndrewvanZyl, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter




    National Museum of Mathematics

    Where do the seeds of new theorems come from and how do they grow? Researcher/educator/popularizer Jim Propp shares new mathematical results inspired by the Museum's popular Wall of Fire exhibit, where you can slice a cube and find shapes that have 3, 4, 5, or even 6 sides. What hidden pattern governs the number of sides of the cross-section? Come learn some math that is literally cutting-edge!
     

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