Doodling In Math: Part 3

It’s been a long time coming, but good things do come to those who wait.

So true to my word here we have the conclusion of Vi Hart‘s Doodling In Math mini series.

Building on the angle-a-tron‘s of Part 2 and the slug cats of Part 1, we now have Lucas Numbers, and the self-perpetuating cycle of plant growth!

How is a pineapple like a pine cone?  What do daisies and brussels sprouts have in common? It’s not the numbers they show, it’s how they grow.  This pattern is not just useful, not just beautiful, it’s inevitable.

Fascinating stuff from the ever-delightful Vi Hart.

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2 Responses to “Doodling In Math: Part 3”


  1. 1 bumbas March 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    That was great. Hats off. Historically speaking, the five-or tenfold- symmetry of the DNA molecule sets the groundwork for the plants’ grow pattern. And then it plays out in the field as per Darwin’s guidelines. Question: what patterns of growth do simpler life forms take?

  2. 2 leifkhayyam March 24, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    The alluring Vi Hart and her relentless Vi Hart-y ways


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