Homework for Math 122: Math in Art
I chose the mathematical topics for this class based on their connection to art. They do not all build upon each other as happens in a more traditional math class, nor are they all of the same complexity. Also, I like to see what people can do when challenged. For these reasons, the problems will vary quite a bit in their level of difficulty during the semester. Some weeks, the entire problem set may be fairly straightforward (which is not the same as being easy); other weeks may be a bit more mixed. And some weeks the problem sets will be fairly long, while other weeks they'll be shorter.
When you encounter a problem or an entire concept that seems difficult to you, don't freak out. Write down anything you think might be related, then take advantage of my student hours and peer tutoring.
Before doing any assignment, make sure you've read and remember the following:
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All problem sets are due at 2pm except for Assignment 0
- Due Monday 1/27: Assignment 0: Introductory Questionnaire and Letter (Individual)
- Due Wednesday 1/29: PS 1: Systems of Proportion (Individual)
- Due Wednesday 2/5:
PS 2: More on Systems of Proportion
- Due Wednesday 2/12: PS 3: Acceptance Ranges (Individual)
- Due Wednesday 2/19: No problem set will be due Wednesday 2/19.
I will put a collection of problems relating to the most recent material at the beginning of the study guide, and will call that collection Problem Set 4. These problems will be covered by the exam, so work on them early, and move on to the main study guide problems after you finish the PS 4 problems.
- Due Wednesday 2/26:
PS 5: The Golden Ratio: Pyramids, Similar Figures, and Gnomons
- Due Wednesday 3/4:
PS 6: Gnomons, Golden Rectangles and Golden Triangles, Fibonacci Numbers
- Due Wednesday 3/18:
PS 7: Plotting Points in 3D
- Due Wednesday 3/25: No problem set will be due 3/25
As before, I will put a collection of problems relating to the most recent material at the beginning of the study guide, and will call that collection Problem Set 8. Once again, I suggest you work on those problems early, and move on to the main study guide problems after you finish the PS 8 problems.
- Due Wednesday 4/1:
PS 9: Vanishing Points
- Due Wednesday 4/8:
PS 10: More Perspective Techniques; Anamorphic Art
- Due Wednesday 4/15: No Problem set will be due Wednesday 4/15.
As usual, I will put a collection of problems relating to the most recent material at the beginning of the study guide; I suggest you get an early start on those, then move on to the main study guide problems.
- Due Wednesday 4/22:
PS 12: The Mandelbrot Set
- Due Friday 5/1:PS 13:
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