19. R-Pentomino

  1. Martin Cohen

Published Online: 21 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327960.ch19

Mind Games: 31 Days to Rediscover Your Brain

Mind Games: 31 Days to Rediscover Your Brain

How to Cite

Cohen, M. (2010) R-Pentomino, in Mind Games: 31 Days to Rediscover Your Brain, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327960.ch19

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337099

Online ISBN: 9781444327960

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Keywords:

  • Day 17, R-pentomino;
  • task of making - some of one's very own microbes;
  • distinction between living and inanimate things;
  • another mathematical picture - blurring the distinction, seeming alive;
  • collection of dots on a grid, growing, separating, giving birth and dying - for the mathematical world;
  • peculiar dotty pictures - using no equations, following a few rules;
  • picture, developing - in discrete jumps or ‘generations’;
  • what a molecule looks like after being left to ‘react’ - for a couple of hundred ‘generations’;
  • mysterious life-form ‘R-pentomino’ (and friends) - discovered by mathematicians in 1970