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modfun, A Short Program Produces Impressive Graphics
This nifty graphics gem started with a contribution by Paul Villain to the MATLAB 2022 Mini Hack, currently taking place on...

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Trio, A Wooden Puzzle from the Czech Republic
"Clever Toys" is a puzzle company in the Czech Republic. Their Web site describes five different hand-made, wooden puzzles...

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Rubik’s Cube Superflips and God’s Number
How hard is it to solve a Rubik's Cube?When can you say that your Rubik's Cube is completely scrambled?Why might the answer...

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Polygons, Polyshapes and Puzzles
Until recently, I knew nothing about the polyshape object in MATLAB. Now I can use polyshape to simulate an extraordinary...

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An Interesting, and Perhaps New, Matrix
I do not recall having seen this matrix before, but I will not be surprised to learn that somebody else already knows all...

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The Soma Cube, Again
The Soma Cube brings back memories....

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Rotation Matrices
The matrices in the following animations are at the heart of computer graphics. They describe objects moving in...

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Qube, The Movie
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Digital Simulation of Rubik’s Cube with Qube
This blog post describes Qube, my Rubik's Cube simulator. Source code for Qube is now available in one single file from this...

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Digital Simulation of Rubik’s Cube
Rubik's Cube is one of the great mathematical puzzles of all time. Most people are just interested in solving Rubik's Cube...

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The Enigma Qube, Merging an Enigma Machine and a Rubik’s Cube
An Enigma Machine combined with a Rubik's Cube makes an encryption device with unprecedented power....

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What is A\A?
The answer: A\A is always I, except when it isn't....

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Rubik’s Cube
My recent obsession with cubes in this blog has led me back to Rubik's cube, perhaps the greatest mathematical puzzle of all...

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The Menger Sponge, Complement and Associate
A few months ago, I had never heard of Karl Menger or the cube-like fractal that he invented. Now I have this long blog...

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Anatomy of a Cube
A cube is the familiar three-dimensional solid with eight vertices, six faces and twelve edges. I have been working with...

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The Complement of the Menger Sponge
The complement of an evolving Menger sponge is all of the material that has been removed so far....

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Season’s Greetings 2021
Season's Greetings 2021 __________________________________________________________Marc Lätzel (2021). XMas Tree...

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A New View of Our Logo
On a recent visit to Ann Arbor, I met ten-year old Eden Rajapakse. Here is her sketch of the L-shaped membrane. ...

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The Menger Sponge Fractal
The Menger sponge is a popular fractal that generalizes Cantor sets and Sierpinski triangles. Its fractal dimension is...

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Investigate the Mathematics of Computer Graphics
Matrices in action....

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Roll, Yaw, Pitch, Taxi and More
See Cube and Teapot....

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The Computer Graphics Matrix and a Cube
Use a cube instead of the Utah Teapot in my previous post. I was pleasantly suprised by the final screen shot.... read more...

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The Matrix at the Heart of Computer Graphics
Matrices like the ones shown in the following screen shots are at the heart of computer graphics. They describe objects...

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Pizza!
Given a circular pizza with radius _z_ and thickness _a_, return the pizza's volume. [ _z_ is first input argument.] Non-scor...

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Quaternions
Quaternions are generalizations of the complex numbers that have found applications in computer graphics and many other...

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Round, With Tie Breakers, A Prototype
In February and March I published three blog posts about an enhancement request for MATLAB concerning tie breakers with the...

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Computers That I Have Known
Nick Higham's Numerical Linear Algebra group at the University of Manchester is hosting a conference celebrating Jack...

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Redirecting arithmetic functions from LAPACK/BLAS?
It might help to use the transposes of your arrays or interchange the order ot your loops. MATLAB stores 2-d arrays by coluumns...

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Complexity of Computing the Eigenvalues of a Symmetric Matrix
I am giving a five-minute talk today, May 26, at the virtual seminar on Complexity of Matrix Computations. Here are my...

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Computing Eigenvalues of Symmetric Matrices
Computing Eigenvalues of Symmetric MatricesSee revision.Get the MATLAB code (requires JavaScript) ...

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