Mathematics of The Honeycomb

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Producer:  Moody Institutes of Science

Year: 1977

Format: DVD  Running time: 13 mins.

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From the Moody Institute of Science Collection, Mathematics of the Honeycomb gives viewers a rare close-up look at bees building a honeycomb. The elegance of the honeycomb, admired by Greek mathematician, Pappus, was not fully appreciated until modern mathematical methods were applied. Through a historical and analytical approach to the honeycomb problem, the student is led to appreciate the importance of mathematics in science and engineering. A case history in scientific method and bionics.

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