|Dr. Don Spickler|
|Department of Mathematics and Computer Science|
|Henson School of Science & Technology, Salisbury University|
Undergraduate Research Projects - The Anamorphic Art Project
Anamorphic art is the process of image distortion so that when viewing the distorted image from a specific vantage point or through a lens or curved mirror the image appears normally. Students working in this area have produced formulas and algorithms for viewing images in mirrored cylinders, spheres, and general convex level surfaces.
This is another area in which you can either concentrate on just the mathematics or
do software development or both. Along the mathematical side you can work on
generalizing previous results, examine other types of Anamorphic Art, such as
vantage point and lens, or go into the study of optical illusions. This project
would also be good for secondary education majors and can provide numerous enrichment
activities that can keep the student's attention as well as show them some of the nifty
things that mathematics can do.
Background Needed for Mathematical Research
Background Needed for Program Development
Mathematical Research Possibilities
Further Program Development