Journal of Mathematics and the Arts Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

The Journal of Mathematics and the Arts is a peer reviewed journal that focuses on connections between mathematics and the arts. It publishes articles of interest for readers who are engaged in using mathematics in the creation of works of art, who seek to understand art arising from mathematical or scientific endeavors, or who strive to explore the mathematical implications of artistic works. The term 'art' is intended to include, but not be limited to, two and three dimensional visual art, architecture, drama (stage, screen, or television), prose, poetry, and music. The Journal welcomes mathematics and arts contributions where technology or electronic media serve as a primary means of expression or are integral in the analysis or synthesis of artistic works. The following list, while not exhaustive, indicates a range of topics that fall within the scope of the Journal: Artist's descriptions providing mathematical context, analysis, or insight about their work; The exposition of mathematics intended for interdisciplinary mathematics and arts educators and classroom use; Mathematical techniques and methodologies of interest to practice-based artists; Critical analysis or insight concerning mathematics and art in historical and cultural settings. The Journal also features exhibition reviews, book reviews, and correspondence relevant to mathematics and the arts.

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Website Journal of Mathematics and the Arts website
Other titles Journal of mathematics and the arts
ISSN 1751-3472
OCLC 123754299
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Taylor & Francis

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
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Publications in this journal

  • Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 04/2015; 9(1-2):1-8. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2015.1032474
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    ABSTRACT: This paper investigates how differential equations models have been used to study works in literature, poetry and film. We present applications to works by William Shakespeare, Francis Petrarch, Ray Bradbury, Herman Melville, Ridley Scott and others, as well as applications to Greek mythology and the Bible. This paper gives a range of useful examples for teaching, and we discuss how these models have been used in the classroom.
    Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 04/2015; 9(1-2). DOI:10.1080/17513472.2015.1035360
  • Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 04/2015; 9(1-2). DOI:10.1080/17513472.2015.1007409
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a mathematical analysis of a series of geometrical abstract artworks by the Portuguese author Almada Negreiros (1893-1970), understood in the context of the author's search for a canon. After a brief description of Almada's work in the frame of twentieth-century visual arts, we examine the mathematical elements in three of his works: illustrations for a newspaper interview, two drawings from a collection called Language of the Square and his last visual work, the mural Começar. The analysis revealed that some of the author's geometrical constructions were mathematically exact whereas others were approximations. We used computer-based drawings, along with mathematical deductions to examine the constructions presented in the aforementioned works, which we believe to be the representative of Almada's geometric statements. Our findings show that, though limited by the self-taught nature of his endeavour, the mathematical content of these artworks is surprisingly rich. The paper is meant to be an introduction to Almada's work from a mathematical point of view, showing the importance of a comprehensive study of the mathematical elements in the author's body of work.
    Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 02/2015; 9(1-2):1-10. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2015.1012699
  • Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 02/2015; 9(1-2):1-4. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2015.1009865
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    ABSTRACT: Braiding is a traditional art used to enhance both the decorative and structural properties of any sort of stranded material, and braids are designed with attention to aesthetic principles, structural cohesion, and ease of construction. This work will determine, for a family of braids which are determined by directed graph structures, how these desiderata can be associated with a mathematical property of the underlying directed graphs. Of particular interest in this investigation is the notion of serial constructability, in which individual strands are laid down separately, and the closely related property of fault tolerance. In addition, the established property of braid decomposability is explored through the lens of this relationship between braid cohesiveness and digraph properties. These results are demonstrated for braids with a prescribed crossing sequence, and the potential extensions to braids with arbitrary sequences of crossings are explored.
    Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 02/2015; 9(1-2):1-10. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2015.1007410
  • Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 01/2015; 9(1-2):1-6. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.993017
  • Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 12/2014; 8(3-4):135-137. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.906116
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    ABSTRACT: We use integer programming to design sets of tiles that can be interpreted as still lifes or phoenix patterns in Conway's Game of Life. We design the tiles to be modular so that when we place tiles side by side, the resulting composite pattern will also be a still life or phoenix. We also design the tiles so that they have various brightness levels. This makes the tiles suitable for constructing Game of Life mosaics that resemble user-supplied greyscale target images.
    Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 10/2014; 8. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.982483
  • Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 10/2014; 8. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.909125
  • Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 10/2014; 8(3-4). DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.923281
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    ABSTRACT: On the 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer's copperplate engraving Melencolia I, we invite readers to join in a time-honoured ‘party game’ that has attracted art historians and scientists for many years: guessing the nature and meaning of the composition's enigmatic stone polyhedron. Our main purpose is to demonstrate the usefulness of the cross ratio in the analysis of works in perspective. We show how the cross ratio works as a projectively invariant ‘shape parameter’ of the polyhedron, and how it can be used in analysing other existing theories.
    Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 10/2014; 8. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.974483
  • Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 10/2014; 8. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.974235
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    ABSTRACT: I comment on the metaphor, beginning with its conventional use in wholly verbal poetry using a sonnet by Keats as an example, and then attempt to demonstrate its vitality when employed in ‘plurexpressive poetry’ (or poetry using more than one ‘language’ besides words, such as visual images or mathematical expressions). I conclude with an emphasis on what it does in and for ‘visiomathematical poems’, which combine words, graphics and mathematics to become ‘triply-expressive’.
    Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 09/2014; 8. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.930572
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    ABSTRACT: This article looks at analysis of concepts as a search for conditions of intelligibility, where intelligibility is recognized to be a value. Choosing the circle as an exemplary concept, we trace the discovery of a quadratic polynomial equation, the sine and cosine functions, and the nth roots of unity ‘inside’ the circle, as mathematicians discover new conditions of intelligibility for the abstract notion of a circle. Then we trace the uses of circles in poems by Marlowe, Shakespeare and Keats. What we discover ‘inside’ the circle there is of course quite different (a devil, a planet, a sleeping girl), for what the poet seeks are really conditions of the meaningfulness (intelligibility) of human life. The notion of containment and of intelligibility changes as we move from the investigation of mathematical problems to that of problematic human beings. Still, the circle remains as part of experience and part of our best conceptualization of the natural world.
    Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 09/2014; 8. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.943487
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    ABSTRACT: Paradox intrigues both mathematicians and artists of all kinds. Throughout the recorded history of human thought, paradox has been a signal that we have to look hard for explanations, whether in natural language or the symbols of math and logic. The particular resonance between math and poetry is related to the fact that paradoxical concepts can translate from one form of expression to another surprisingly well. I examine paradoxes that have intrigued me and present five poems that have been inspired as a result.
    Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 09/2014; 8. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.943999
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    ABSTRACT: The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám has fascinated readers for centuries, and it has been translated and interpreted many times. In this paper, we will describe a few basic graph theory concepts, and discuss how graph theory can be used to explore the connections between the various quatrains contained in Edward FitzGerald's several translations of the Rubáiyát. We will explain the process of searching for certain complete subgraphs of the full graph of the Rubáiyát, and will briefly discuss how these ideas may be relevant in other areas. These applications include analysing other collections of poetry, teaching certain types of incidence geometry and poetic forms for composing short collections of poetry.
    Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 09/2014; 8. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.939526
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    ABSTRACT: While the history of the scandal between Girolamo Cardano and Niccolò Tartaglia over the publication of Tartaglia's solution to the cubic equation has been often rehearsed, less studied are the biographical, literary and cultural elements that informed the penning of the poem into which Tartaglia wove his solution. This essay offers a reading of Tartaglia's ‘Quando chel cubo’ and discusses the implications of his choice to embed his prized solution into verse. As such, Tartaglia's poem serves as a powerful indicator of how mathematics and poetry have benefitted one another throughout the centuries.
    Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 09/2014; 8. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.933552
  • Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 09/2014; 8. DOI:10.1080/17513472.2014.893119