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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 =====
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'''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 Description] (Wikipedia)
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura Camera Obscura description] (Wikipedia)
  
===== Drake's Equation =====
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'''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 =====
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'''Museum Funding''' - in America, with visitor 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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* The American Association of Museums [http://www.aam-us.org/aboutmuseums/abc.cfm FAQ]  
  
===== Fibonacci Sequence =====
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'''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.

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

Museum Funding - in America, with visitor statistics.

  • The American Association of Museums FAQ

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