Math Photo: Cross Section Sculpture

Published by patrick honner on

I was surprised to find this compelling mathematical object at the end of a dark hallway in a nondescript hotel.  The bending bands suggest level curves of some curious surface–and you can even see normal-like curves in its profile!

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York

1 Comment

James Kilfiger · June 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Question: What shape do the strips adopt if they are are allowed to bend naturally.

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