(x + y = 0) equals Goannatree; or Jesus as an equation

by Anna Blanch on March 23, 2010

I really liked Maths (yes, there is an ‘s’ on the end of that word and it is not a spelling mistake) in Highschool. Something happened somewhere after the age of 17 and because I didn’t have to study Maths at university I went a different path – humanities all the way! But I like Maths, and I like trying to understand things that are just beyond way too complicated for me, like computational textual analytics, and matrices and other complicated things my friend and Math PhD student Andy does on a day to day basis. I don’t understand much I think, but I am interested and I do try…

I found this inverse graphing calculator via St.Eutychus and thought that Goannatree needed to represent (or something like that…).

This might make an interesting gift framed for a mathematically inclined friend….or as a wall hanging for a mathematically inclined child’s bedroom.

St Eutychus also had this equation for Jesus which, as tongue-in-cheek at Nathan usually is, I thought was most amusing and slightly apropros [I guarantee people will start finding his blog in google now by searching for “equation for Jesus” – i know how his mind thinks, draw ’em in, and then make them laugh and start asking real questions!] – here’s that graph if you’re interested!

Have you are having a fun and productive day!

Anna Blanch is founder of Goannatree, and a PhD student in the Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, Scotland.

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