Monday, May 28, 2007

cascada post 14

Hommage à A.J.W. Duijvestijn

21 squares each a different size form the large square

The arrangement of squares in the picture above was discovered by A. J. W. Duijvestijn and published by him in 1978. He was a Dutch computer scientist and mathematician who lived from 1927 to 1998.

You may see a larger version of the picture by clicking on the word large in the caption under the picture.

If you would like to know the story of how 'squared squares' like the one above were discovered, comment or send me email and I will give more information in a future posting. Otherwise, just enjoy the picture.

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