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    17 Mathematical GIFs That Are Deeply Soothing

    Therapeutic geometry porn.

    1. Breaking down the surface area of a sphere.

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    It all makes sense now.

    2. How sine and cosine are related in 3D coordinates.

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    Watch them merge to form a flawless spiral.

    3. Creating the perfect ellipse.

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    All you need is a piece of string and you, too, can do this at home.

    4. Connecting the squares.

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    Who said maths wasn't art?

    5. Creating a perfect cardioid.

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    In which circles are actually black magic.

    6. How a straight line can trace a hyperboloid.

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    It almost feels like it shouldn't abide by the laws of physics.

    7. The infinite cube loop.

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    If you ever wanted to feel small in the great abyss.

    8. The relationship between sine and cosine.

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    They're so wonderfully in sync.

    9. And how triangles relate to sine and cosine.

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    Like a perfectly oiled machine.

    10. Removing each digit of this number always leaves a prime number.

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    Naturally, the actual most badass number.

    11. The derivative of an exponential curve.

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    It moves so smoothly.

    12. The infinite square.

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    Perfect to sit back with a cup of tea, and watch for an hour.

    13. Visualising the transpose of a matrix.

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    Because everything in maths is symmetrical and beautiful.

    14. The mesmerising representation of a Villarceau circle (two perfect circles).

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    When will your favourite doughnut supplier make them as beautiful as this?

    15. Approximating definite integrals.

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    Your maths teacher was holding out on you if you weren't shown this.

    16. Visualising the tangent.

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    It explains so much.

    17. And everything you've ever asked yourself about trigonometry.

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    Which is probably a lot.

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