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International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology (MSET) 2000
Anamorphic images are distorted images that can be seen normally when viewed in special ways. A very popular form of anamorphosis in the 1700s and 1800s is a type of image that is intended to be viewed by placing a cylindrical mirror in the middle of it and observing the re ection. These images are fun to look at because without the mirror, an observer can make out just enough of the structure of the scene to be tantalized, and then the cylindrical mirror brings a visual resolution to the puzzle, answering the question "What is it supposed to really look like?" These kinds of images can be used today in compelling educational activities involving mathematics and computers. With the aid of special software for image processing in a mathematics context, students can construct their own anamorphic images while learning about image transformations, polar coordinates, ray tracing, digital image representation, and programming of computer operations on images.