The Equations of Westminster Abbey

Manuel Díaz Regueiro
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)
Pages 443–444 Short Papers


I have examined several geometric patterns of some stone monuments and constructed parametric equations that reconstruct their curves. This type of exercise may be a useful classroom activity for students or any other people interested in developing their experience with parametric equations. In particular, this essay is about the mathematical aspects of certain decorations found at Westminster Abbey and other examples.