December 23, 2013, by Graham Kendall

The 12 days of Pascal’s triangular Christmas

One of the most magical aspects of mathematics is the ability for complex and intricate structures to emerge from the simplest of rules. Few mathematical objects are simpler to create – and few weave such a variety of intricate patterns – as Pascal’s marvellous triangle….

So starts this very nice article about this fabulous mathematical structure, which has had a Christmas spin put on it.

This article is published in TheConversation (other posts featuring TheConversation can be seen here), specifically in the Science + Technology section.

Pascal's Triangle: Screen shot from the

Pascal’s Triangle: Screen shot from the

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