Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Math in the Media: Math Food?

One of the more basic and interesting shapes (spaces) in mathematics is the torus.  We typically describe is as the surface of a doughnut or bagel.  That it is mathematically different from the surface of a ball is a good entry point for a lay explanation of some fun higher mathematics. 

Speaking of a bagel, here is an interesting video on a way to mathematically play with your food:
A Mathematically Correct Breakfast
Buon appetito!!!