Next time you’re sitting there in math class pondering the greater existential significance of translating various quadratic functions into parabolas, I hope you think of this Vi Hart experience … take the time to doodle those dots, stitch together those segments, and fill your cup with the reflected sunshine of a beautiful cardioid.
I want to hug my computer when I watch this. Such beauty lies in connecting dots, and not knowing exactly what will come out the other side.
oh man, I have to reblog this. I’m thinking partially of Sor, for this, because, well, it speaks for itsself, but really, anyone who likes shiny things should watch. I know of which she speaks, I just didn’t know how brilliantly they intersect.
Also, I had no idea that a hanging string was a catenary arch. I was convinced that it was parabolic… Also, I’m going to have to examine that system of hers that she used to find the focus of a circle defined by three arbitrary points…
See, this kind of math doesn’t hurt my head like, er, math.. it makes me fall over into ferret shock glee ;D
Woozle is totally going to be shown this, Swinger! ^_^