Snakes on a Projective Plane

Panel 1: The mathematician in front of a blackboard: I have had the most terrifying vision of science gone wrong. I have invented an idea so bad that the only ethical course of action would be to destroy this monster. Panel 2: The mathematician: But instead of discarding my bad ideas, whit if I irresponsibly released them anyway? What if people really are stupid enough to buy my hazardous waste? Here goes… Panel 3: Snakes on a projective plane Fano Projective Plane with Snakes 1. Any two points determine a snake. 2. Any two snakes determine a point. 3. There are 3 snakes at every point. 4. Every snake contains 3 points.

There's a great application of the Fano projective plane in comic 30!

Snakes on a Projective Plane

26 September 2006