Math E-320: Spring 2011

Teaching Math with a Historical Perspective

Mathematics E-320:Pythagorean Tree

Instructor: Oliver Knill

Office: SciCtr 434

Email: knill@math.harvard.edu

Wikipedia knows that the Pythagoras tree was constructed by Albert E. Bosman (1891-1961) a Dutch math teacher, in 1942. Its shape inspires fractal antennas. The background music is from the song "1001 nights" by "Crazy Frog" (who also did the Popcorn song).

Please send questions and comments to knill@math.harvard.edu