Penrose Mathematical Bathroom Floors
Posted by Maiu
on January 15, 2013
The Penrose model is a common pattern that you probably already saw in a number a places without even noticing.
A Penrose tiling is a non-periodic tiling generated by an aperiodic set of prototiles. The aperiodicity of the Penrose prototiles implies that a shifted copy of a Penrose tiling will never match the original.
For more examples go to http://www.woollythoughts.com and http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~greg/floors.html
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