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Examine the world of mathematics as it is expressed in the Fibonacci series, the logarithmic spiral, and the golden ratio. How do these fields of study conform to Thompson's work?

Read Aristotle's "Poetics." Try to find similarities between Thompson's work and Aristotle's. How are their views alike? Provide textual evidence to support your views.

Albert Einstein's discoveries on relativity represent some of the most influential discoveries of the twentieth century in the scientific community. Examine them to determine if and how Thompson was influenced by these discoveries.

Consider the topics of discussion for the classic Greek scholar: philosophy, literature, science, and mathematics. Explain the relationships between any two of these disciplines, as they express themselves in modern life, providing specific examples as support for your argument.

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