Demonstrating Valentine’s Day
February 13, 2008 — Jeffrey Bryant, Research Programmer, Wolfram|Alpha Scientific Content
As an editor for the Wolfram Demonstrations Project, I see many new submissions every day. The amount of variety is sometimes staggering. Occasionally, we have events that trigger Demonstrations based on a theme, and Valentine’s Day is one such event.
What in the world do Demonstrations have to do with Valentine’s Day?
Take a look at some of the new set of Demonstrations that are available for this February 14. They include a puzzle, a parametric surface, an algebraic surface, two parametric curves and one that’s just plain fun. It’s amazing to see how mathematics can be applied to everyday topics (and matters of the heart), not just to classroom math or science.
|Broken Heart Tangram
||A Rose for Valentines Day
|Equations for Valentines
|The Polar Equations
of Hearts and Flowers
Stay tuned for a blog post from Chris Carlson with details about how he “lovingly” created his “Sweet Heart” Demonstration.
I’m looking forward to seeing what Demonstrations the next holidays might bring.