# The Game of Life in 3D

Tags

### More like this

##### The Game of Life
What does it mean to create life in a computer? In 1970, John Conway built a simple computer game where a user decides which boxes in a grid are populated and then hits start, letting the computer "evolve" depending on the initial conditions. Each "cell" of the grid can be "alive" or "dead" and has…
##### Maru the Cat does dimensional analysis
Here is a picture of (I think) Maru the cat playing in a bag. He loves bags. Here is the same picture of Maru, at half the size: Now imagine that Maru is a physicist and the pictures are not pictures but instead windows into the universe he occupies, separate from ours with (possibly) its own…
##### Probability Intuition
Last quarter I taught discrete math. One component of the class was to cover some basic probability theory. On one of the homeworks we asked the following two questions about random five card poker hands: Given that the hand contains an ace, what is the probability that the hand contains another…
##### Sunday Function
Pretty much every high school student can quote the formula for the area of a circle: it's A = pi r^2, where r is the radius. Most of them can do the same thing for the volume of a sphere: V = 4/3 pi r^3. You could, if you wanted, generalize the concept and call circles "2-spheres", because they'…