The natural beauty of mathematics

From a recent article on Smithsonian.com:

“To get a taste of mathematical beauty, begin by heading to your favorite pub and ordering a frosty mug of beer. Place it on a paper place mat three times, forming three rings of condensation—making certain to do so in such a way that all three rings intersect at one point. Now ask your companions: How large a mug would one need to cover the other three intersection points?”

About manyapajama

Associate Professor in Mathematics Education, and part-time poet.
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