Tuesday 28. April 2009
You can download a MATLAB implementation of The Fire Tower at the following link: firetower. In order to run the program you must also download the file cube. The program is an illustration of the article. It is meant to be a help for your studies. It is not mandatory that you can explain what is going on in the program.
In the article there is a formula for the height of a twelve cube tower on page 49. Here a summation formula is used at the last equality sign. The note sum explains this summation formula.
The MATLAB file N illustrates how one can transform a wire-frame model of the letter N. A complicated example of a 3D wire-frame model can be found at http://www.davidson.edu/math/chartier/Starwars.