Dilations in Math, Art, and Science
Historically, dilations have been fundamentally indispensable in the development of cultures around the world. The Greeks for example, without dilations would have merely been a bunch of homeless philosophers instead of the brilliant architects they were. In this paper Iíll discuss the uses and the history of dilations.
Dilations have long been used in the world, both past and present. Early examples include Greek, Roman, and other ancient cultures using dilations to accomplish various complex engineering feats. Overseers would commonly sit a set distance from a construction site, and a pole of some sort with a fixed length was placed in front of them. Because of this layout, the engineers were allowed to see both length and height (if desired) of the specified building or construction.
Artists also commonly utilized the use of simple dilations to make scaled and accurate artwork in the 1400 and 1500ís. Even today, you see ...