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The Mathematics of Art and Design
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal studies, including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%, and an overall average of 60%.
This course explores the ways in which aspects of mathematics intersect with the practical concerns of artists and designers. We will see that much like artists, mathematicians are interested in the study of patterns and abstractions that can arise from these patterns. The notion of truth however can be quite different for a mathematician than for an artist. We will take a good look at how mathematicians reason and will encounter occasions where this reasoning has shaken the foundations of mathematics. We will also acquaint ourselves with the impact mathematics has had on designers and artists.
Anti-requisite: Students who have previously taken SCTM 2B91: Special Topic in Science, Technology and Mathematics: The Mathematics of Art and Design may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated June 12, 2009 - 11:46 AM