## Week 5: Synthesis

Which topic in class made an impact to you? Why?

• The topic that stuck to me most is the the topic of transformations especially the part where sir Paul showed us how you can actually transform a specific image to look more readable or pleasant to the eye. It stuck to me since I didn’t know that things like this were actually done via the manipulation of vectors. It came as a surprise to me and something I didn’t really expect.

If you can summarize this course in one word or sentence, what would it be?

• If I could summarize this course in one sentence I’d say … “This would’ve been difficult to understand if it wasn’t Sir Paul teaching.”

What would be your parting message to the class?

• Thanks for the great semester to Sir Paul, thanks for the fun group works during class and the efforts you guys put. So grateful. ^_^

## Week 4: Laplace and Fourier Transform

In real life, we can apply Fourier Transform in for creating terrain data in 3D manipulation that can be used for graphics in different kinds of software like gaming or mapping. Fourier Transform works by smoothening out rigid terrain to make it look more like real life terrain. As seen in these examples:

## Symmetry in your Face

Ancient Greeks have been known to create art that is beautiful due to symmetry. They made columns that were symmetrical, buildings that were symmetrical, associated faces to beauty depending on the left part’s symmetry with the right.

Moving on a little forward in time, we meet Leonarda da Vinci, a brilliant mind able to create the most complex things. One such thing is the Vitruvian Man, which shows us a man with ideal body proportions based on symmetry. Da Vinci stated:

“there ought to be the greatest harmony in the symmetrical relations of the different parts to the general magnitude of the whole. ”

## Vectors: Life Mapping

I guess I’m not really sure if this can actually be implemented but this one’s just an idea I thought of.
Maybe in an ideal world where I’m successful and I’m more motivated to pursue my goals and dreams this might be a reality. I think vectors can be used to represent and map people and not just map geographically or via location, I mean map like decision maps. Like we can delve into the possibilities of where each person might end up in in their own lives. In a 3D space we’re allowed to think that there’re no boundaries, infinitesimal possibilities and we can make a vector for each person in the world maybe linked to our brains and let it begin on the 0 vector and as we make our own choices we make our own vectors scale larger or smaller or even add new vectors to the end of each vector but each vector is specific only to us although maybe sometimes we might find someone in our lives and we might coincide on the same line and maybe even arrive at a point where both our vectors split into three vectors, creating a new relative 0 vector to this newly born vector. Each point in this never ending 3D space could be acquainted with a specific point in time or place where everyone’s vectors are just intermingled with each other in a vast vast 3D space. Who knows, maybe this kind of thinking might arrive at a new dimension and open new possibilities for science. [more ideas but I think this is long now so yeah…]

If we’re talking about vector application that’s real though we might acquaint it with gaming but more on positioning like if you attempt to program using Scratch you might be able to make a side-scrolling game wherein you use vectors to determine your sprite’s movement and change it if it need be.

## Hugger Mugger

My full name’s Blaine Corwyn Dalucapas Aboy but people call me Corwyn, sometimes Cors… but Corwyn’s fine I guess.

What were your thoughts when you enrolled in this course?
I was thinking about my Math 55 removals results which as of now still haven’t been updated so I’m actually not sure if I’m pushing through with this course … In the worst case, I’ll be changing this for a retake of Math 55 and this might be my only post for this course (might be deleted too). Best Case. Wooh. I’m staying here and more journal posts.

How comfortable are you with math?
I used to be really comfortable with everything … like all the math I’ve learned in my life until I started with Calculus. Yeah, I started failing in high school because of Calculus but I’ve made it this far so … in the end, I’m not so comfortable with Math.

What’s your dominant feeling right now?
Scared. Also I really really really want to play but I don’t know if I should play or I should sleep. Probably going to sleep.

• #### Paul Rossener 3:56 pm on February 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

Congrats on passing Math 55, Corwyn!

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