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Author Hammer, Øyvind.

Title The Perfect Shape: Spiral Stories.

Published [Place of publication not identified] : Springer Science and Business Media : Copernicus, 2016.


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Springer Mathematics and Statistics eBooks 2016 English+International
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; 1: Spirals of the Abyss; 2: The Spiral Zoo; 3: A Bearded Man in a Bathtub; 4: The Icon; 5: The Golden Spiral Silliness; 6: Spiral Energy; 7: Curling Up; 8: The King of Snails; 9: Spira Mirabilis; 10: Unfortunate Moths and Lopsided Falcons; 11: Circular Tessellations; How to Brace a Circle; Sunflowers; 12: Ropes and Rifles; 13: The Lost Sea of Spirals; 14: The Great Spiral in the Sky; 15: The Case of the Staircase; 16: The Spiral of the Ancient Mariner; 17: Gnomons, a Miracle, and Charles Babbage; 18: Curls of Green; 19: The Pendulum and the Galaxy
20: How to Grab a Can of Beer21: An Interlude at the Beach; 22: When Television Was Spiral; 23: Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbour; 24: Spiral Jetty, Tatlinś Tower; 25: Now It Gets Complex; 26: The Killer Spiral; 27: The Friend; 28: The Labyrinths of History; 29: Newtonś Spiral Headache; 30: Sculptures of the Sea; The Beauty of the Columella; The Little Lid; 31: The Spiral of the Bird Priests; 32: Squaring the Circle; 33: The Daemon Beavers of Nebraska; 34: Under the Mistletoe; 35: Double Spirals, Twice the Fun; 36: Maelstrom; Breaking Waves: the Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability; Leonardoś Whirls
37: Treasures in the Mud38: Subatomic Squiggles; 39: Nature Red in Blood and Claw; 40: Coffee, Kepler and Crime; 41: Dürerś Dirty Secret; 42: The Spiral from the Depth of Time; 43: Propelling, the Archimedean Way; 44: Unwrapping Mummies; 45: Pagan Coils; Dont́ Drive Along a Crosier; 46: A Note on Toilet Paper; 47: A Delightful Nuclear Missile Disaster; 48: Shaligram-Shilas and the Hands of Vishnu; 49: The Quest for the Sublime Spiral; 50: A Very Funny Fish; 51: Spirals of the Mind; 52: The Spiderś Spiral Spin; 53: The Mystery of the Twisted Tree; Afterword
Appendix A: Mathematical DerivationsA.1: Coiled-Up Cone; A.2: Path Length of the Logarithmic Spiral; A.3: The Roulette of the Pole of a Logarithmic Spiral; A.4: The Path of a Pendulum with Friction; A.5: The Path of an Expanding Circular Segment; Appendix B: Program Code; B.1: Vogelś Sunflower Equation; B.2: Hair Whorl; B.3: The Vertigo Harmonograph; B.4: The Bug Problem; B.5: Julia Set; B.6: Hyperbolic Cosecant Spiral; B.7: Archimedes Spiral Versus Evolute of circle; B.8: Eulerś Spiral; B.9: Entoptic Pattern; Literature; Recommended Books; Other References; Index
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Subject Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319473734 (electronic bk.)
3319473735 (electronic bk.)