[Edu-sig] teaching python using turtle module
kirby urner
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 21:51:25 CET 2009
I'm glad turtle graphics intersected my thinking re extended precision
decimals (Decimal type) on edu-sig just now.
I've updated my tmods.py to contain a turtle rendering the plane-net of a T-mod:
http://www.4dsolutions.net/ocn/python/tmod.py (runnable source)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17157315@N00/4147429781/ (GUI view)
Here's the graphical output:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17157315@N00/4148139184/in/photostream/
(Python 3.1)
If you actually wanna fold the T, you need to snip off the cap and
reverse it, per this diagram:
http://www.rwgrayprojects.com/synergetics/s09/figs/f86515.html
120 of them, 60 folded left, 60 folded right, all of volume 1/24, make
the volume 5 rhombic triacontahedron.
http://www.rwgrayprojects.com/synergetics/s09/figs/f86419.html
If you blow up the volume by 3/2, to 7.5, the radius becomes phi /
sqrt(2) -- what we're showing with Decimals.
The reason this seems unfamiliar is the unit of volume is the
tetrahedron formed by any four equi-radiused balls in inter-tangency.
I'm spinning this as Martian Math these days, yakking on
math-thinking-l about it, learned it from Bucky Fuller, Dave Koski et
al.
Kirby
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