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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. | |

− | Possibly used by Vermeer. | ||

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/vermeer_camera_01.shtml BBC article] | * [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/vermeer_camera_01.shtml BBC article] | ||

− | * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura Camera Obscura | + | * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura Camera Obscura description] (Wikipedia) |

− | + | '''Drake's Equation''' - For estimating the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy. | |

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

* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation Drake's Equation] (Wikipedia) | * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation Drake's Equation] (Wikipedia) | ||

− | + | '''Museum Funding''' - in America, with visitor statistics. | |

− | * The American Association of Museums [http://www.aam-us.org/aboutmuseums/abc.cfm FAQ] | + | * The American Association of Museums [http://www.aam-us.org/aboutmuseums/abc.cfm FAQ] |

− | + | '''Fibonacci Sequence''' - 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ... | |

* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number Fibonacci sequence] (Wikipedia). | * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number Fibonacci sequence] (Wikipedia). | ||

* There is a very nice bit done by the BBC on the Fibonacci sequence [http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008ct2j here]. | * There is a very nice bit done by the BBC on the Fibonacci sequence [http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008ct2j here]. |

## Latest revision as of 16:23, 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.

- BBC article
- Camera Obscura description (Wikipedia)

**Drake's Equation** - For estimating the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.

- Drake's Equation (Wikipedia)

**Museum Funding** - in America, with visitor statistics.

- The American Association of Museums FAQ

**Fibonacci Sequence** - 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ...

- Fibonacci sequence (Wikipedia).
- There is a very nice bit done by the BBC on the Fibonacci sequence here.