Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Location: Rockefeller Hall 310
Title: 3D Printing and Mathematics
Abstract: Ever wonder how 3D printing works, or how it might be relevant to mathematicians? In this talk I’ll explain how 3D printing works and the basics of the design process. I’ll explain how 3D printed models can be used in calculus classes to help illustrate aspects of the mathematical ideas. I’ll also talk about the mathematics of the pair-of-pants surface and the Schwarz P surface and how these surfaces can be turned into 3D printed models. These appear in the Taping Shape exhibit currently open at the Rueben H. Fleet Science Museum in San Diego.