Thursday, April 10, 2008

Whats the Plural of Cactus?

Haha CACTI OF COURSE!

Anyways heres my Math in the Real World project and I must say I am both happy its over, and happy I had to do it. At first I thought it was kind of lame, but once I got my grandma's crazy pentax awesome-o camera I had a blast walking around places taking pictures of stuff. It truly is eye opening and amazing to see all the different places math can be found in. The hardest part of this whole thing came from having to pick just one photo!

So, before I unveil the photo I'd like to mention a few things about it. First of all, it may seem a bit ridiculous as to why I chose it, but I actually chose it for a very specific reason. That reason lies in the project description, (I'm paraphrasing here) "To find math in the real world in such a way that it shows the viewer math in a place, they wouldn't have seen it otherwise." Or something like that. With that in mind I set out to find a photo that wasn't super obvious as to HOW it was related to trigonometry but wasn't really a fudged, half (insert expletive here) photo either. Thus with that in mind, I give you the Cosine Cacti, who contain cosine waves :P

They're kinda hard to see, but I don't think I fudged the photo, and just took a pic of whatever old mediocre obvious trig either :)

Enjoy!


http://www.flickr.com/photos/24478813@N03/2404831042/

1 comment:

PBnJamieSnagwich said...

"Cosine Cacti" that's catchy.
take that, inhale it, chew it, SELL IT
thats a potential shirt design for sure.

BUY YOUR COSINE CACTUS SHIRT...they're selling hot like a desert!!