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enJuggling, maths and a beautiful mind
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Many mathematicians find the pure and tight patterns of juggling as irresistible as those of mathematics. <b>Burkard Polster</b> explains how to get to grips with the bewildering range of juggling possibilities and invites you to do your own virtual juggling. </div>
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<p>The movie <i>A Beautiful Mind</i> contains a memorable transition: the mathematician John Nash (played by Russell Crowe) rides his bicycle in an infinity sign, which slowly solidifies into part of a mathematical formula from the next scene.</p>
<p>Watching the movie the other day, there occurred to me another way to effect this transition. Imagine John juggling the basic three ball pattern. Then the balls in this pattern automatically trace an infinity sign...</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/juggling-maths-and-beautiful-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/juggling-maths-and-beautiful-mind#comments52combinatoricsmathematics of jugglingSat, 05 Sep 2009 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2371 at https://plus.maths.org/content