FORM AND MATHEMATICS


In "On Growth And Form" (p.270), Thompson argues that the great benefit of mathematical representations of form is the ease of movement from the static aspect of mathematical form to form conceived dynamically as a product of impinging forces. The mathematical characterization of forms may yield a diagram of forces in equilibrium or may indicate how forces have converted one form into another.

(For a physicist's angle, see Babylonian Science.)



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Paul Taylor 2001