Figuring Fibers

Figuring Fibers

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Pick up this book and dive into one of eight chapters relating mathematics to fiber arts! Amazing exposition transports any interested person on a mathematical exploration that is rigorous enough to capture the hearts of mathematicians. The zenith of creativity is achieved as readers are led to knit, crochet, quilt, or sew a project specifically designed to illuminate the mathematics through its physical realization. The beautiful finished pieces provide a visual understanding of the mathematics that can be shared with those who view them. If you love mathematics or fiber arts, this book is for you!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 203 x 229 x 19.05mm | 798.32g
  • Providence, United States
  • English
  • 1470429314
  • 9781470429317
  • 1,187,293

Table of contents

C. Yackel, Introduction
D. J. Wildstrom, More granny, less square
K. Calderhead, Gosper-like fractals and intermeshed crochet
C. Yackel, Templeton square truchet tiles
M. D. Shepherd, Variations on snake trail quilting patterns
B. N. Givens, The Chinese remainder theorem and knitting stich patterns
s.-m. belcastro, Knitting torus knots and links
S. L. Gould, Triply periodic polyhedra in Euclidean three-dimensional space
B. E. Nimershiem, Piecing together link complements
C. Yackel and s.-m. belcastro, About the contributors
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About Carolyn Yackel

Carolyn Yackel, Mercer University, Macon, GA.

Sarah-Marie Belcastro, MathILy, Mathematical Staircase, Inc., Holyoke, MA and Smith College, Northampton, MA.
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