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How were 'old-school' mathematics graphics created?

I really enjoy the style of technical diagrams in many mathematics books published in the mid-to-late 20th century. For example, and as a starting point, here is a picture that I just saw today: ...
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How can I understand is the picture $2D$ or $3D$

I can not understand is this picture 2D or 3D .what is the rule or condition to be a 2D or 3D picture.How can I understand that?please help me?
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What does this music video teach us about 863?

This delightful animation by Stefan Nadelman depicts "the additive evolution of prime numbers", set to Lost Lander's song "Wonderful World": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZkQ65WAa2Q. (If you haven't ...
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Beautiful Mathematical Images

My Maths department is re-branding itself, and we've been asked to find suitable images for the departmental sign. Do you have a favourite mathematical image that could be used for the background of ...
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Mirror anamorphosis for Escher's Circle Limit engravings?

You are probably familiar with "mirror anamorphosis," the rendering in a painting of a distorted figure that can be undistorted by viewing in an appropriately tilted or curved mirror. The skull in the ...
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Different mathematical models for Audio? Their dimensions and limitations?

Stephen Hazel suggested some dimensions such as time, pitch, velocity of note down event, current root note of chord, chord type(major/minor/7th/etc), pan of the mix, volume of the mix and holding ...
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Ways to project arbitrary Fractals on 2D objects and 3D objects w different dimensions?

I am trying to create a house/texture in 3D and in 2D with fractals, perhaps related. My friend said that fractals can have different dimensions such as 1.74, 1, 4.71111... and pretty much anything. ...
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Magic theorem for cylinders? Symmetry classes according to Conway's notation?

My teacher Kirsi of Mat-1.3000 in Aalto University stated 17 symmetry classes for planes and 14 for spherical things (some lecture slides here). She used Conway Thurston's notation to classify ...
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Mathematical places to visit

There are certain buildings and places on this planet where mathematicians can find delight because of the history, the art, the architecture, and for other reasons. For example, the Alhambra with ...
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Math and Cubism Theory books?

This is a similar question as the art question about music here. I am trying to understand how to formulate different styles of cubism mathematically. Ok, we surely will not end up to one definitions ...
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Suggestions for topics in a public talk about art and mathematics

I've been giving a public talk about Art and Mathematics for a few years now as part of my University's outreach program. Audience members are usually well-educated but may not have much knowledge of ...