The Reflective Beauty of Palindromes

Palindromes are words, phrases, or numbers that read forwards or backward the same. In a sense, they are “symmetric” since the characters on the left “mirrors” the characters on the right with the center as reflecting character. Palindromes are very common in the English language.  Several of the commonly used words that are palindromes are civic, […]
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Basket Building: Mathematical Similarity at Its Finest

In Similarity and Architecture, we have appreciated how similarity is used to create actual objects based on miniature models. In this post, we celebrate the mathematics of similarity in architecture using one of the strangest buildings in the world — the Basket Building. The Basket Building is 180, 000 square-foot, 7-story building located in Newark, […]
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