A quadric dances "Shakira"


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Mathematics Math21a, Spring 2006
Multivariable Calculus
Oliver Knill, SciCtr 434, knill.harvard.edu


This was shown in a review slide and is a an attempt to make quadrics dance according to music. With three parameters a,b,c, one can look at the quadric

   a x2 + b y2 + c z2 = 1
 
Now, if we have a path r(t) = (a(t),b(t),c(t)) in the parameter space, this produces a deformation of quadrics.

We have used the frames of a movie as textures to the quadric.


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Oliver Knill, Math21a, Multivariable Calculus, Spring 2006, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Art and Sciences, Harvard University