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The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:43 pm UTC
by UmbrageOfSnow
My google-fu is weak. In graph theory my professor showed me this awesome representation of the Petersen Graph that looked like a giraffe. I was giving a friend of mine a mini-lecture on how cool the Petersen graph was and wanted to show the giraffe-looking isomorphism of it; but I can't find it anywhere on the internet. I've spent a few hours looking. There was some old journal article with a few funny representations of it, but that is the one that sticks most in my memory. I was wondering if anyone on here had seen it and could provide me to a link.

Also, post any other exceedingly awesome graphs here. But some help with finding the elusive Petersen giraffe would be great.

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:53 am UTC
by lu6cifer
Although this post is over a year old, I feel compelled to respond...
At math camps, one of the topics was graph theory, and our professor happened to be the creator of the Petersen Giraffe

If you still want it, I'd be happy to draw it up for you.

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:27 am UTC
by lemma
I'm not the OP, but would you? That sounds awesome :D

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:13 am UTC
by lu6cifer
Um, so my friend Lily from math camp drew up the Giraffe because I was too lazy to...
So here it is:
PetersenGiraffe.jpg


The marvelous artist is a professor at Warren Wilson College named Evan Wantland. Apparently he was bored during some seminar and decided to mess around with the Petersen graph.

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:37 am UTC
by kcaze
Haha, yup, and apparently, Evan was referred to as "the guy who did the Petersen Giraffe". It's strange that you can't find anything on it through google though. By the way, lu6cifer, aren't we supposed to remain anon on the internet :P

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:26 am UTC
by lu6cifer
Nah, I had Lily's permission to post her name. At least I didn't give her last name...

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:27 am UTC
by ++$_
lu6cifer wrote:At least I didn't give her last name...
Uh, yeah you did...

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:36 am UTC
by Xanthir
++$_ wrote:
lu6cifer wrote:At least I didn't give her last name...
Uh, yeah you did...

Where? I don't see a last name for "Lily" anywhere.

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:51 am UTC
by jestingrabbit
Xanthir wrote:
++$_ wrote:
lu6cifer wrote:At least I didn't give her last name...
Uh, yeah you did...

Where? I don't see a last name for "Lily" anywhere.

Whose photobucket is it in?

Anyway, lu6cifer, just edit your previous post to attach the image and delete the link. Then, when lily deletes it, it will still be here.

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:53 am UTC
by gmalivuk
jestingrabbit wrote:just edit your previous post to attach the image and delete the link.
Oh hey, I can do that too!

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:23 am UTC
by Tirian
Now we need a joke to go along with it. "What's tall and 3-regular?"

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:26 pm UTC
by ++$_
Tirian wrote:Now we need a joke to go along with it. "What's tall and 3-regular?"
I'm not sure whether the joke is made better or worse by the fact that the structure actually exists.

EDIT: Upon review, I'm going to go with "better, but not by much."

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:28 am UTC
by ebw
Yep, the Petersen Giraffe (Giraph) is my drawing, and the story is true. Enjoy and disseminate ... just give me credit.

-e

Re: The Petersen Giraffe

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:24 am UTC
by SpikedMath
ebw wrote:Yep, the Petersen Giraffe (Giraph) is my drawing, and the story is true. Enjoy and disseminate ... just give me credit.

-e



Hey evan, I loved your graph representation of the Petersen graph and used/disseminated it on my site (giving you credit of course :P).

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