December 16, 2004
More Mathematical Craft

crocheted lorenz equations

From the BBC, via btang:

Dr Hinke Osinga and Professor Bernd Krauskopf, of Bristol University's engineering mathematics department, used 25,511 crochet stitches to represent the Lorenz equations.

The equations describe the nature of chaotic systems - such as the weather or a turbulent river.

The academics are offering a bottle of champagne to anyone who cares to follow the pattern published in the journal Mathematics Intelligencer.

Previously, mathematical crocheters were mentioned on Lemonodor in May.

Posted by jjwiseman at December 16, 2004 04:01 PM
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