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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

Henneberg’s Minimal Surface

The semicubical parabola of the form , with constant , is often called Neile’s parabola (sometimes called Neil’s parabola). image: wolfram.mathworld.com In 1657, the English mathematician William Neile at the age … Continue reading

April 28, 2012 · Leave a comment