EDIT: OH SNAP thanks for the DD!! If you guys are really as interested in this concept as me, here's some stuff:Patterns in Nature
This wikipedia page basically covers everything shown here.
Many natural objects exhibit mathematical properties: Tessellation, Fractals, Symmetry.
Some natural structures can be explained in geometric terms: Spirals, Geometry (if I'd had more space I would have loved to include molecules and stuff with geometry!).
Other natural phenomena are more complex, but can actually be described mathematically: Meanders, Patterns, Waves.
A little more in depth with those last three:Meandering: Rivers Snakes
**(the mathematics of how snakes move is obviously different than the formulas that describe how rivers are formed, but I included them together because I wasn't sure where else they would fit)Turing patterns / reaction-diffusion:
Mathematical explanations for certain naturally occurring patterns. Scientists aren't quite 100% on it in practice, but it's still REALLY COOL. Long PDF Youtube videoWaves: Sand dunes Waves in general
Also be sure to check out this awesome animation: Nature by Numbers
and also Vihart
, a youtuber who makes awesome math/art/music videos!/EDIT
This was my final project for one of my classes last semester that I COMPLETELY forgot about...It was to make a collection of related images, kinda like a zine. I suck at math but I love it anyway. Made in Illustrator.
Separate images: trisarahtops-sketches.tumblr.c…