By Daina Taimina
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Escher (1898–1972), who made several woodcuts using Poincaré’s idea. Negative Curvature in Nature You should not think that the hyperbolic plane is only something that mathematicians or artists can come up with. You can find examples of (approximate) constant negative curvature surfaces in nature as well. Negative curvature in lettuce. M. C. Escher, Regular Division of the Plane VI. ©2008 The M. C. Escher Company - Holland. All rights reserved. com Negative curvature in a sea slug. Negative Curvature in Nature 17 Some parts of corals have negative curvature because that increases the surface area available for the coral to absorb nutrients.
Now tear off its angles and align them next to each other so that the nonripped corners meet (and the pieces don’t overlap). You can see that the sides of the outside angles form a straight line. Equivalently, we can say that the sum of three interior angles of the triangle is 180 degrees. In the flat Euclidean plane, no matter what triangle you choose, the sum will always be the same: 180 degrees. Let us look now at the surface of a sphere. Straight lines on a sphere are great circles. You can check this by experimenting with a tennis ball and a rubber band—only when the rubber band lies on a great circle will it stay on the tennis ball.
One of the first such models of the hyperbolic plane was the projective disk model or Beltrami-Klein model— Beltrami described it in 1868, and Felix Klein (1849–1925) fully developed it in 1871. Henri Poincaré (1854–1912) suggested two models of hyperbolic geometry: the upper-half-plane model and the disk model. These models of the hyperbolic plane inspired Dutch artist M. C. Escher (1898–1972), who made several woodcuts using Poincaré’s idea. Negative Curvature in Nature You should not think that the hyperbolic plane is only something that mathematicians or artists can come up with.