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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: Have you ever admired any of the bold, colorful designs splashed across a variety of fabrics used for scarves, neckties, shirts, and other apparel? There's a chance that you may come across the work of a physicist. Igor Bakshee got into fabric design several years ago while he was doing scientific research at the Science University of Tokyo. Using the graphics capabilities of a symbolic mathematics program called Mathematica, he set about creating what he considered attractive patterns. It started out as a hobby. Some of his designs were striking enough to interest textile companies, however, and he was soon in business...

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Math Topics: Patterns/Relationships, Art

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