Day 156: Fractals and the Mandelbrot Set
AP Physics C: We watched the NOVA special Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension. There were a lot a parallels between what the mathematicians where saying and the themes in Arcadia. Mandelbrot is a main focus of the special, along with applications of fractals — from CGI special effects to antennas to fashion. Minds were blown.
As a bonus, we looked at select scenes from Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Again, Stoppard shows a knack for mixing science and humor:
College-Prep Physics: Students began work on WebAssign problems about waves.
Conceptual Physics: Students wrapped-up work on the bike light presentations.