Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 2, Issue 1–2, pp 25–32 | Cite as

How to Construct a Logarithmic Rosette (Without Even Knowing it)

  • Paul A. CalterEmail author
Research Articles


Paul Calter explains what a logarithmic rosette is and gives some examples of their occurrence in pavements. Then he gives a simple construction method which is totally geometric and requires no calculation. He then proves that it gives a logarithmic rosette, with the exception that the spirals are made up of straight-line segments rather than curved ones.


Paul Calter Kim Williams spirals logarithmic sprials geometric constructions 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Randolph CenterUSA

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