Thinking Recursively

May 2, 2014

Phyllotaxis with Mathematica

Phyllotaxis with Mathematica

Expanding on Fermat’s Spirals, this pretty depiction was generated using a simple mathematical expression and closely resembles a “sunflower”. Employing the irrational number φ = 1.618…, known as the Golden Ratio, is

May 1, 2014

Fermat's Spiral with Mathematica

Fermat's Spiral with Mathematica

With their opposing pattern, these two Fermat spirals are surprisingly beautiful.  They look like something you might encounter in nature and yet result from a very basic mathematical formula. Here's the Mathematica code