5045724 Codex Atlanticus, sheet 271 recto by Vinci, Leonardo da (1452-1519); Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, Italy; (add.info.: Codex Atlanticus, sheet 271 recto. In the middle, study on the equivalence between curvilinear and rectilinear surfaces.); © Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana/Metis e Mida Informatica/Mondadori Portfolio; RIGHTS NOT AVAILABLE IN ITALY, JAPAN, AUSTRIA & SWITZERLAND; Italian,  out of copyright.

Academic Inspiration: Mathematics

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3297494 Drawings by Leonardo Da Vinici on on the mechanical powers and forces, percussion, gravity, motion, optics and astronomy, with various arithmetical and geometrical propositions. by Vinci, Leonardo da (1452-1519); British Library, London, UK; (add.info.: Leonardo Da Vinci's rough Book of observations Author: Vinci, Leonardo da / Illustrator: Vinci, Leonardo da Italy, early 16th century Language: Italian Source/Shelfmark: Arundel 263 ff.87v, 86 Written backwards in the author's own hand, and illustrated by diagrams and delineations. Leonardo Da Vinci's rough Book of observations and demonstrations on subjects chiefly of mixed Mathematics, being unconnected notes written by him at different times, commencing 22 March,1508.); © British Library Board. All Rights Reserved; PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE; Italian, out of copyright. PLEASE NOTE: Bridgeman Images works with the owner of this image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you.

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Drawings by Leonardo Da Vinici on on the mechanical powers and forces, percussion, gravity, motion, optics and astronomy, with various arithmetical and geometrical propositions.

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A Compendium of Treatises on Astronomy and Mathematics by Nasir Al-Din Muhammad bin Al-Hasan Al-Tusi (d.1274), Seljuk Anatolia, probably Kaiseri (Qaysariya), 1279 (sepia & red ink on paper with later morocco binding)

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A Compendium of Treatises on Astronomy and Mathematics by Nasir Al-Din Muhammad bin Al-Hasan Al-Tusi (d.1274), Seljuk Anatolia, probably Kaiseri (Qaysariya), 1279 (sepia & red ink on paper with later morocco binding)

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A Compendium of Treatises on Astronomy and Mathematics by Nasir Al-Din Muhammad bin Al-Hasan Al-Tusi (d.1274), Seljuk Anatolia, probably Kaiseri (Qaysariya), 1279 (sepia & red ink on paper with later morocco binding)

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A Compendium of Treatises on Astronomy and Mathematics by Nasir Al-Din Muhammad bin Al-Hasan Al-Tusi (d.1274), Seljuk Anatolia, probably Kaiseri (Qaysariya), 1279 (sepia & red ink on paper with later morocco binding)

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A Compendium of Treatises on Astronomy and Mathematics by Nasir Al-Din Muhammad bin Al-Hasan Al-Tusi (d.1274), Seljuk Anatolia, probably Kaiseri (Qaysariya), 1279 (sepia & red ink on paper with later morocco binding)

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A Compendium of Treatises on Astronomy and Mathematics by Nasir Al-Din Muhammad bin Al-Hasan Al-Tusi (d.1274), Seljuk Anatolia, probably Kaiseri (Qaysariya), 1279 (sepia & red ink on paper with later morocco binding)

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  1. Hi There… I am an Independent Artist and for many years Geometry/Mathematics has been my greatest source of Inspiration!
    We are like Pygmies scratching the earth with a stick when comes to the vast quantity of Knowledge based on irrefutable truths afforded by Pure Mathematics… There are branches of Maths that allow for pictorial representation: Magic Squares… Perfect Squares… Mathematical Dissections… Polyominoes Tiling Problems…

    CUBISM… MAGIC SQUARES/CUBES AND NUMBERS…
    A Cube is a Cube is a Cube is a Cube!
    A Square is a Square is a Square is a Square!
    How boring you may say! But they have the Power to radically change the World!

    The simplest Magic Square is the 3×3 discovered by the Chinese over a thousand years ago and there is only one but as the “Order” goes up the number of magic squares goes up Exponentially for example for the 4×4 there are exactly 880 and for the 5×5 there are 275305224!
    The English Mathematician Kathleen Ollerenshaw quantified the number for the 36×36 square which is astronomical (literally)… It is around 2.76754 X 10^44.
    This number is around 1000 times the number of pico-pico seconds since THE-BIG-BANG.
    Heirich Cornelius Agrippa had designated the first 7 Orders of Magic Squares to the Astrological Planets in his “De Occulta Philosphia” in 1510…

    Saturn=15
    4 9 2
    3 5 7
    8 1 6

    Jupiter=34
    4 14 15 1
    9 7 6 12
    5 11 10 8
    16 2 3 13

    Mars=65

    11 24 7 20 3
    4 12 25 8 16
    17 5 13 21 9
    10 18 1 14 22
    23 6 19 2 15

    Sol=111

    6 32 3 34 35 1
    7 11 27 28 8 30
    19 14 16 15 23 24
    18 20 22 21 17 13
    25 29 10 9 26 12
    36 5 33 4 2 31

    There are also Magic Cubes in which every cube within the Overall Cube is designated a number so that each plane in 3 dimensions is magic… The simplest being the 3x3x3 where the numbers from 1 to 27 are arranged Magically (there are just 4 basic magic cubes of order 3 i.e. excluding reflections & rotations) and the number of Magic Cubes for Higher Orders become almost infinite. So with a 100x100x100 there would be something in excess of 10^100 which i am guessing here… is more than all the atoms in the Universe…

    Now each of the Magic Cubes can be seen as the route starting at number 1 to number to number 100.00.00… So you have almost an infinite number of routes each of which could be a circuit for electrons or photons and to extrapolate it could be A Quantum Computer with an “Unlimited” capacity!
    PS: This is just one of the many esoteric branches of Mathematics & Art… A True Symbiosis!

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