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Math in Arcadia

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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Description: It's unusual to find mathematics in a play, and at a sophisticated level in a witty, fast-paced, popular romp... there was little time to savor the nuances of the mathematics and to ponder the deep questions about the nature of scientific discovery that the play raises. So, I found it helpful to obtain a copy of the text of the play and to read Tom Stoppard's inventive descriptions of fractal geometry, iterated function systems, chaos, and much else - as presented by characters in his play.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Chaos, Fractals, Literature/Poetry

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