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The first of these five minute programmes looks at the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence, examining their prevalence in art, architecture and the natural world. The second programme introduce...s the Ethiopian system of multiplication. The third programme introduces the art of M.S. Escher. It explores the increasingly sophisticated mathematical elements in his art from early woodcuts, tessellations, visual illusions like the Myopia Strip, to later work that anticipates modern cosmology.
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Series: Maths shorts
First transmission date: 2006
Published: 2006
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Duration: 00:15:00
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track listing for this programme
Track 1 Maths Shorts: Phi's the Limit
Production number: LAAK205F
Track 2 Maths Shorts: Go Forth and Multiply
Production number: LAAK203S
Track 3 Maths Shorts: Imagining the Impossible- the Mathematical Art of MC Escher
Production number: LAAK204L
Producer: David Okuefuna
Narrator: Zina Saro-Wiwa
Contributors: C. R.(Camilla R.) Jordan; s Ian Stewart
Publisher: BBC Open University
Subject terms: Fibonacci numbers; Golden section; Mathematics in art; Binary system (Mathematics); Mathematics--Popular works; Tessellations (Mathematics); Escher, M. C. (Maurits Cornelis), 1898-1972
Footage description: Phi's the limit -- Go forth and multiply -- Imagining the impossible : the mathematical art of M.S. Escher
Production number: NINH30185
Videofinder number: 7231
Available to public: no