Friday, September 21, 2012

Why mathematics is awesome

'196,883. That's the smallest-dimensional space in which you can represent this object. The Monster is like some great symmetrical snowflake that you can see only when you get to 196,883-dimensional space.'
Du Sautoy, Marcus. Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature. New York, NY: Harper, 2008. p. 26.

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