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Geology and Geometry

Many geometric solids actually occur in nature.  Mineral crystals grow into regular, geometric shapes.   Tetrahedrons Tetrahedrite forms regular tetrahedral shaped crystals.  It was first described around 1845 in Germany and is … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Could Shakespeare Have Calculated the Odds in Hamlet’s Wager?

During Act V, Scene 2 of Hamlet, Hamlet’s uncle Cladius wagers that Hamlet will win in a duel with Laertes.  In order to make sure that Hamlet participates, Cladius “places … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment
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