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dc.contributor.authorMills, Bruce
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T21:20:01Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T21:20:01Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationMills, B. (2002), Constructing an ellipse in a rosette section, Research Letters in the Information and Mathematical Sciences, 3, 25-35en
dc.identifier.issn1175-2777
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/4353
dc.description.abstractGeometry is a craft, an amalgam of science and art. A good development should be pleasing to the mind, kin to poetry. When, after sedentation of a century, a desk was moved in the Laurentian library1, it was discovered that the architect, Michaelangelo, had inscribed an ellipse in a rosette section. Clarifying the nature of this ellipse eluded naive automated algebra. Herein I present a development intended for human appreciation. It is an introduction to the geometry of the rosette diagram. A sketch of the structure of the space of inscribed ellipses. A beginning to a pragmatic description of the meaning and relation between some algebraic equations. A plan of attack on a geometric problem with historical connections. This paper expresses core groundwork I have been conducting in order to embark on the search for a more classical construction of the complete elliptically decorated rosette diagram.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMassey Universityen
dc.subjectGeometryen
dc.subjectEllipseen
dc.titleConstructing an ellipse in a rosette sectionen
dc.typeArticleen


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