Geometry - Dilations

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When someone mentions the word dilation, what comes to mind? For me, it's what they do to my eyes every time I go to the optometrist. From a math perspective, dilation is a transformation that changes the size of a figure but not the shape. Which explains the eye term. Even more exciting is the connection to art. Like yesterday's video on tessellations, dilation has definite applications in art. For instance, drawing dilations is very similar to perspective in art. All you artists out there check out today's free Geometry video on Dilations. The real world application problem even focuses on enlarging an photo to create a very large painting! With four great lectures on today's video, Professor Burger will walk you through understanding and applying the concept of dilation. Just make sure to click the forward button to the left of the time stamp to move to the next lecture!


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This page contains a single entry by April Stockwell published on December 30, 2010 12:20 PM.

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