Welcome to Mechanical Dust
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My name is Patch Kessler. I enjoy long walks, runs, juggling, cafes, bookstores, and movies. I love pondering problems in mechanics, mathematics, and design. I also love to travel.

Introducing the Linegram!
Voyage to PanLong Village.

Paper with Hugh on arranging
rectangles, and an associated
Java Applet (go Processing!).

Arranging Tatami Mats
(Mats_02.m)

Flatness

Probability

Curve Encirclement

The Algebraic Ricatti Equation

Motorcycle Navigation

Euler's Disk

I also enjoy making stuff. Rambling notes from school are here, and a final snapshot of my UCB website is here. My Dad, Mom, and brother all have stuff online too.

  • Brian Hayes Great essays on computing.
  • Ron DeCorte Great essays on watches.
  • George Hart Reminds me of Escher.
  • Arthur Ganson A sculpter of marvelous machines.
  • Oliver O'Reilly Dynamics Guru.
  • Carlo Sequin Simply amazing.
  • Peter Cho I like his applets.
  • MathWorld
  • PlanetMath
  • Biographies of Mathematicians
  • Merriam Webster
  • The Long Now Clock.
  • Timezone, (watch enthusiasts).
  • ThePurists, (more watch enthusiasts).
  • LaTex
  • Notes on Java
  • More notes on Java
  • A PostScript Tutorial
  • The PNG file format