Isn't this a beautiful picture? It's a picture of a giant sea shell in the Phuket Seashell Museum in Thailand. Have you ever seen this type of spiral shape before? It pops up in many places in nature. It's called a "Logarithmic Spiral." A successful response to this Blogging Prompt (you will earn your blogging mark) will answer ALL of these questions:
- What is a logarithmic spiral? Write it in your own words, don't copy and paste. ;-)
- What does it have to do with logarithms? i.e. Why is it called a Logarithmic Spiral? (Hint: Find out how it is different from an "Archimedian Spiral." Knowing what exponential functions have to do with it will help too.)
- Find a picture, not of a seashell, that illustrates a logarithmic spiral in nature. Post it with your reply.
Have fun with this one!