Canopy math fail

Bon says:

Technically, there’s probably a reason that a 10ft x 10ft canopy is 64 sqft, but it seems a little off! (no doubt it is due to the angle of the legs).

Thanks for the submission Bon!
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Strange how the top 10ft x 10ft canopy provides only 64 sq ft of shade, while the bottom 10ft x 10ft canopy provides 100 sq ft of shade!!

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He gets twenty times more girls than you…

Source: reddit.com/r/funny

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Fibonacci Foolishness

Donald E. Simanek has a nice Fibonacci webpage where he discusses some of the foolish claims that others make. You may have seen tons of those Fibonacci meme type images on the interwebz recently. David says:

Of course much of this is patently nonsense. Mathematics doesn’t “explain” anything in nature, but mathematical models are very powerful for describing patterns and laws found in nature. I think it’s safe to say that the Fibonacci sequence, golden mean, and golden rectangle have never, not even once, directly led to the discovery of a fundamental law of nature. When we see a neat numeric or geometric pattern in nature, we realize we must dig deeper to find the underlying reason why these patterns arise.

via Fibonacci Flim-Flam..

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Confessions of a Tetris Addict (video)

Awesome geek (James Clewett) who is the 1999 world tetris champion! He’s doing a PhD in physics.

Confessions of a Tetris Addict – YouTube.

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Geeky t-shirt

physics-shirt

A cool Schrodinger t-shirt design created by Ted.

Credit: Ted

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A Guide to Common Proof Techniques

I’m subscribed to a crap ton of webcomics and one of them is “Something of that Ilk”. This one is actually mathy and about proofs!

via Something of that Ilk — A Guide to Common Proof Techniques.

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Gamma = Gallows?

P00oh

Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/math/comments/jf6pl/you_ever_notice_this_about_the_gamma_function/

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Platonic and Archimedean Solids from Coins

This is pretty awesome. Cory created some of the Platonic solids out of pennies. You can view his creations at: An Ocean Of Knowledge An Inch Deep

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Science Dog

GksBP

Sounds like me when I’m doing math.

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Mathematicians discussing thesis policies

facebook-uw

Yup, at least one of them is on my friend list :P

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