Thursday, January 12, 2012

Math in the Media: Eating Mathematics?

Alright..., just for fun.

If you are not yet convinced that mathematics is not a subject to study as much as it is the underlying logical framework for all that exists both in reality and in imagination, I give you another example.

The New York Times' Kenneth Chang has written a piece on the mathematics of pasta:
Pasta Graduates From Alphabet Soup to Advanced Geometry.
Those seemingly random and crazy shapes, designed specifically for texture, even cooking, and the ability to meld well with sauces and such, can be quite beautiful and subtle. This article exposes those who look for the mathematical structure behind the designs and the playful aspects of the shapes.

Take a look. But beware. You may never view a plate of spaghetti in the same way again!

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