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Re: Name Space

by sierpinski (Hermit)
on Jul 08, 2010 at 16:47 UTC ( #848725=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Name Space

Even though the most recent post on this thread seems to be a couple years old, I feel obliged to add to it's history.

Sierpinski is a last name, but it's not mine. Wacław Sierpiński was a Polish Mathematician, famous for his Sierpinski Triangle (or called a gasket in 3D). I first found out about this in a book on Fractals and Chaos that I found utterly fascinating. It's a relatively uncommon name in modern society, so seemed to fit well as an internet moniker.

In other realms, my original handle was Kane, which was the name of a character that was portrayed in the Eye of the Beholder video game manual. I currently use that handle (and picture) on other realms, but unfortunately it's quite common, so I tend not to use it as much where unique names are required.

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Re^2: Name Space
by StommePoes (Scribe) on Jul 22, 2010 at 10:28 UTC

    A gasket? I've seen it as a "carpet" and a "cube".

      From wikipedia:

      The Sierpinski triangle (also with the original orthography Sierpiński), also called the Sierpinski gasket or the Sierpinski Sieve, is a fractal named after the Polish mathematician Wacław Sierpiński who described it in 1915.

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