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= Random Items =
 
= Random Items =
 
This is a collection of (possibly somewhat) related things, places, people, concepts, etc. that came-up during class or an excursion.   
 
This is a collection of (possibly somewhat) related things, places, people, concepts, etc. that came-up during class or an excursion.   
* Camera Obscura - possibly used by Vermeer
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** [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/vermeer_camera_01.shtml BBC article]
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===== Camera Obscura =====
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura Wikipedia article]
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Possibly used by Vermeer.
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation Drake's Equation] for estimating the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy. 
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* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/vermeer_camera_01.shtml BBC article]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura Camera Obscura Description] (Wikipedia)
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===== Drake's Equation =====
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For estimating the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy. 
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation Drake's Equation] (Wikipedia)
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===== Museum Funding =====
 
* The American Association of Museums [http://www.aam-us.org/aboutmuseums/abc.cfm FAQ] which contains visitor and funding statistics.
 
* The American Association of Museums [http://www.aam-us.org/aboutmuseums/abc.cfm FAQ] which contains visitor and funding statistics.
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===== Fibonacci Sequence =====
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number Fibonacci sequence] (Wikipedia). 
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* There is a very nice bit done by the BBC on the Fibonacci sequence [http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008ct2j here].

Revision as of 16:18, 13 February 2011

Random Items

This is a collection of (possibly somewhat) related things, places, people, concepts, etc. that came-up during class or an excursion.

Camera Obscura

Possibly used by Vermeer.

Drake's Equation

For estimating the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.

Museum Funding
  • The American Association of Museums FAQ which contains visitor and funding statistics.
Fibonacci Sequence