Mathematics of Juggling

Published by patrick honner on

This is an excellent, in-depth video on the mathematics of juggling, from Cornell University professor (and world-class juggler) Allen Knutson.

This hour-long video covers the mathematical notation developed to classify and communicate juggling patterns, and Knutson explains how that inherent mathematical structure can be used to create new patterns.

There’s a lot of very sophisticated math here, which may surprise some people.  But as Knutson says at the beginning, “Anything that is sufficiently understood … there should be a mathematics of that thing.”

There’s also some good juggling in here, too!

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York


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