Generating Patterns Similar to Peruvian Textiles

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To visualize functions of the form , it is useful to show the coordinate as a color over a two-dimensional grid for and . Many of these visualizations have considerable aesthetic appeal. The result suggests a new task for mathematics: the creation of patterns for art or design.

Contributed by: Herbert W. Franke (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



This is an example of "experimental aesthetics", a method that has become possible with the help of computers.

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