# Jay Kappraff

Mathematician

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## Jay Kappraff's Degrees

- PhD Mathematics New York University

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(Suggest an Edit or Addition)According to Wikipedia, Jay Kappraff is an American professor of mathematics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and author. Biography Kappraff was trained in engineering, physical sciences and mathematics, earning a B.Ch.E. in chemical engineering at New York Polytechnic in 1958. He went on to be awarded a PhD in applied mathematics in 1974 from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University and a M.S. in chemical engineering in 1960 from Iowa State University. He began work for DuPont DeNemours as a chemical engineer from 1961 to 1962 going on to teach mathematics for a brief period before obtaining a position at NASA as an aerospace engineer from 1962 until 1965. He went on to be an instructor of mathematics at the Cooper Union College, New York City from 1968 until 1974. Following this, he joined the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he currently works. He was a consultant for the Department of Energy in 1976. In 1978 he developed a course in the mathematics of design for computer scientists, mathematicians and architects. In bringing together such an interdisciplinary range of subjects, he began to study what he termed a common language of design and geometry. He has been a lecturer on the relationship between art and science and published a large number or articles on subjects ranging from plasma physics, solar heating, aerospace engineering and fractals. He has also published a number of books on these and related subjects and compiled a series of video lectures on the science of design.

## Jay Kappraff's Published Works

### Published Works

- Connections: The Geometric Bridge Between Art and Science (1990) (159)
- Resistive effects on Alfvén wave heating (1977) (108)
- The Sitar String, a Vibrating String with a One-Sided Inelastic Constraint (1982) (59)
- Properties of maximal spacing on a circle related to phyllotaxis and to the golden mean (1983) (43)
- Beyond Measure: A Guided Tour Through Nature, Myth and Number (2002) (41)
- THE GEOMETRY OF COASTLINES: A STUDY IN FRACTALS (1986) (22)
- Symmetry of the Plane (2001) (18)
- The Arithmetic of Nicomachus of Gerasa and its Applications to Systems of Proportion (2000) (15)
- Hall current effects on tearing modes in rotating reverse field plasmas (1980) (11)
- The Vortex of Life (2002) (10)
- Manned Mars landing mission by means of high-thrust rockets (1966) (10)
- A course in the mathematics of design (1986) (9)
- SYMMETRIES, GENERALIZED NUMBERS AND HARMONIC LAWS IN MATRIX GENETICS (2009) (8)
- Growth in Plants : A Study in Number (2005) (8)
- Linking The Musical Proportions Of The Renaissance, Modulor Of Le Corbusier, And Roman System Of Proportions (1996) (7)
- Systems of Proportion in Design and Architecture and their Relationship to Dynamical Systems Theory (1999) (6)
- Generalized Binet Formulas, Lucas Polynomials, and Cyclic Constants (2005) (6)
- Jupiter high-thrust round-trip trajectories (1966) (5)
- Anne Bulckens' Analysis of the Proportions of the Parthenon and its Meanings (2002) (5)
- A Unified Theory of Proportion (2003) (4)
- PHYLLOTAXIS AS A DYNAMICAL SYSTEM: A STUDY IN NUMBER (1998) (4)
- THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MATHEMATICS AND MYSTICISM OF THE GOLDEN MEAN THROUGH HISTORY (1992) (4)
- Generalized DNA matrices , Silver Means , and Pythagorean Triples (2006) (4)
- Musical Proportions at the Basis of Systems of Architectural Proportion both Ancient and Modern (2015) (3)
- Polygons and Chaos (2004) (3)
- A Taxonomy of Ancient Geometry Based on the Hidden Pavements of Michelangelo's Lurentian Library (1998) (3)
- GENERALIZED GENOMIC MATRICES, SILVER MEANS, AND PYTHAGOREAN TRIPLES (2005) (3)
- Introduction: In Search of the Golden Mean (2005) (3)
- The Hidden Pavement Designs of the Laurentian Library (2015) (3)
- A Secret of Ancient Geometry (2002) (2)
- Bifurcated stability of a family of stellarator equilibria (1976) (2)
- Meanders, knots, labyrinths and mazes (2016) (2)
- A Participatory Approach to Modern Geometry (2014) (2)
- Self-Referential Systems (2002) (2)
- Golden Fields, Generalized Fibonacci Sequences, and Chaotic Matrices (2005) (2)
- Highlights of An International Conference on Ancient Science of Non-duality for Modern Times (2014) (1)
- Ancient Harmonic Law (2007) (1)
- Integrable discrete dynamics and Fibonacci sequences (1996) (1)
- The Relationship of the Cotangent Function to Special Relativity Theory, Silver Means, p-cycles, and Chaos Theory (2004) (1)
- The Sacred Cut (2011) (1)
- The Lost Harmonic Law of the Bible (2006) (1)
- In Memoriam: Slavik Jablan 1952-2015 (2015) (1)
- Polyhedra: Platonic Solids (2001) (0)
- Complexity and Chaos Theory in Art (2019) (0)
- Tangrams and Amish Quilts (2002) (0)
- Chaos and Fractals (2002) (0)
- Chaos Theory: A Challenge to Predictability (2002) (0)
- Tilings with Polygons (2001) (0)
- Number: Gray Code and The Towers of Hanoi (2002) (0)
- Isometries and Mirrors (2001) (0)
- Transformations of the Platonic Solids II (2001) (0)
- KALEIDOSCOPES AND SYMMETRY (2014) (0)
- INTRODUCTION TO TRIGONOMETRY (2014) (0)
- Anatomy of a Bud (2004) (0)
- The Flame-Hand Letters of the Hebrew Alphabet (2002) (0)
- ISOMETRIES AND MATRICES (2014) (0)
- The Stability of a Class of Bifurcated, Magnetohydrodynamic Free Boundary Equilibria (2011) (0)
- A Fractal Wallhanging (2013) (0)
- Nature's Number System (2002) (0)
- BRACING A FRAMEWORK (2014) (0)
- The mathematical tourist (1999) (0)
- The Projective Nature of the Musical Scale (2002) (0)
- Geometric Foundations of Design (2021) (0)
- The Hyperbolic Brunes Star (2002) (0)
- GROUPS AND KALEIDOSCOPE SYMMETRY (2014) (0)
- Cecil Balmond, The Number 9: The Search for the Sigma Code – Munich: Prestel,1999 (2000) (0)
- The Music of the Spheres (2002) (0)
- THE SPIRAL IN NATURE, MYTH, AND MATHEMATICS (1992) (0)
- SCAN CONVERTING OF A LINE SEGMENT (2014) (0)
- TRIANGLE AND SQUARE GRIDS (2014) (0)
- AN INTRODUCTION TO FRACTALS (2014) (0)
- COMPASS AND STRAIGHTEDGE CONSTRUCTIONS: PART 1: THE WORLD WITHIN A TRIANGLE (2014) (0)
- VECTORS AND GEOBOARDS (2014) (0)
- The hidden pavements of the Laurentian Library (1999) (0)
- Generalizations of the Golden Mean — II (2002) (0)
- Polyhedra: Space Filling (2001) (0)
- THE GOLDEN AND SILVER MEANS (2014) (0)
- COMPASS AND STRAIGHTEDGE CONSTRUCTIONS: PART 2: DOING ALGEBRA WITH GEOMETRY (2014) (0)
- The Golden Mean (2001) (0)
- Gray Code, Sets and Logic (2002) (0)
- Company MEANDERS , KNOTS , LABYRINTHS AND MAZES (2016) (0)
- Measure in Megalithic Britain (2002) (0)
- THE ART OF PROOF (2014) (0)
- Two-Dimensional Networks and Lattices (2001) (0)
- THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM (2014) (0)
- Linking Proportion, Architecture, and Music (2002) (0)
- The Spiral in Nature and Myth (2002) (0)
- Proportion in Architecture (2001) (0)

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