Monday, April 27, 2009

Mathematics in juggling? REALLY?!!!

Watch the video (click the website link below) of how mathematics can help a juggler improve his/her routines and do better tricks. Juggling involves patterns and mathematics can help jugglers identifying new patterns for improving their show routines. Fun...huh! What do you think?
Simulation Software Derives New Tricks from Math
Even old jugglers can learn new tricks from mathematics. Several computer
algorithms are able to simulate the combinatorial patterns of juggling and
generate new ones that even experienced jugglers had never thought of.
"It's a nice combination of abstract form and pattern and physical activity, but
really it's a just a very pure form of play,"
Now, computer programs apply mathematics to help jugglers form new patterns.
The program assigns a number to each throw. A one is when the juggler passes the
ball directly to his other side.
Mathematical models of juggling give performers a better understanding of the
science behind their tricks, and help them develop new juggling routines.
Any mathematical model for juggling must incorporate both ball motion and hand
motion.
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was interesting to find an enjoyable hobby that deals with math. Both juggling and math takes practice and hard work, I think it was very intelligent that they decided to number each throw to create a pattern. I find math to be an intense subject so I think it’s good that people are finding way to incorporate it into something fun.-Whitnee Dariah

Anonymous said...

It is said that the very first studies regarding magnitudes, ergo mathematics, were aimed towards time signatures in music. It would be no surprise to find out that the consistent cordination required for a juggler to perform accordingly is, somehow, a crypted mathematical pattern. It is intensely understimated, math is, nevertheless it seems like its science revolves around us.

Lucas Irazoqui