Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Curves of Pursuit

When I visited Stellenbosch University in February, I noticed the math department had some nice posters on various mathematical topics that I thought could be implemented in Sage. The only one I did was "Curves of Pursuit", in which one has n points in a regular n-gon, and each point chases the next. The solutions are prettier when discrete time steps are taken. You can see the code at

http://wiki.sagemath.org/interact/graphics#CurvesofPursuit

3 comments:

Dan said...

Wow. That's really cool. It's a great @interact demo. I'm going to use it in my next Sage talk!

Alex said...

Yes, that is so cool and very clever way to attract people eyes. It also creates an artistic design. This pursuit curves may also involve more than one pursuer.

Alvaro said...

Yeah, that’s right! I agree with you. This is an idea very cool and very brilliant for everyone to draw the attention of others. The designs are created is also very artistic. I loved it. Thanks for sharing this information. This information is really inspired many people.