I tried to post this to geometry.pre-college because it's for kids, but it won't go through.
The second volume of Buckminster Fuller's books Synergetics was published in 1979, twenty five years ago. All of humanity had to learn things like the synergetics sixty degree coordinate system to do more with less soon or it would be curtains for humanity, according to Bucky.
Take a look at "Synergetics Coordinates Applications" at:
I've gotten only one comment so far, "very interesting paper", from one person, but it's supposed to be important according to Synergetics section 201.22: --- 201.22 ... The adoption of the tetrahedron as mensural unity, as proposed in Table 223.64, and the recognition of the isotropic vector matrix as the rational coordinate model, are all that is needed to reveal the implicit omnirationality of all chemical associating and disassociating. Thus we can provide a single language to recognize and accommodate__
Avogadro?s law of gases; Bohr?s fundamental complementarity; Bridgman?s operational procedure; Brouwer?s fixed-point theorem; Gibbs? phase rule; Field equations; Einstein?s energy equation; Euler?s topology of points, areas, and lines; Kepler?s third law; Newton?s theory of gravity; Pauling?s chemical structuring; Pauli?s exclusion principle; Thermodynamic laws; L.L. Whyte?s point system ---
Posts on the Internet show even Bucky Fuller fans just love ninety degree Cartesian coordinates, they don't mind irrational numbers, and they think sixty degree coordinates complicate things.
The web site does not try to show a graphic of the vector equilibrium or isotropic vector matrix because drawings or even rotatable computer graphics are too hard to understand. You have to make a model you can hold in your hands or you are "blind-flown" as in this quote from section 204.01: --- 204.01 ... Because these tasks are being carried by the computers, and men are getting along all right on their blind-flown scientific pilgrimages, realization of the significance of the sensorially conceptual facility of dealing with nature that is opened up by synergetics has been slow. ... ---
Here is a response to an email, from MathSource, about Mathematica notebooks based on Synergetics that have been in MathSource a long time. The average lemonade stand gets more customers.
Begin forwarded message:
Dear Clifford Nelson,
At the moment, I only have access to the top 150 downloads. You have two notebooks in the top 150. (I only have one, myself).
--Ed Pegg Jr.
Clifford Nelson wrote:
Could you give me an accounting of the number of downloads of my notebooks from MathSource please?