MATH 139 The Mathematics of Visual Art




This course investigates relationships between mathematics and visual art and design. With a focus on problem solving, students will learn the numerical and geometric aspects of the Golden Ratio, one, two and three point linear perspective, tilings, fractals and Frieze patterns. As time permits, a number of other topics may be covered such as the mathematics of M.C. Escher, Latin square puzzles, or Flatland.

Course Notes

MATH 139 is an approved Numeracy course for Cap Core requirements.

MATH 139 is an approved Quantitative/Analytical course for baccalaureate degrees.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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