yuen sam asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago

why honeycomb is hexagon ?英文解釋please...!! 急!!

why honeycomb is hexagon in shape ? 英文解釋please...!! 急!!before 10:15 !! 10 points!! please explain about 100 to 200 words. thankyou .do your best!!

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  • K
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    There are 2 possible explanations for this:1)According to Jan Brożek, the hexagon tiles the plane with minimal surface area. Thus a hexagonal structure uses the least material to create a lattice of cells within a given volume.2)D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson believes that the hexagon shape simply results from the process of individual bees putting cells together: somewhat analogous to the boundary shapes created in a field of soap bubbles. He notes that queen cells, which are constructed singly, are irregular and lumpy with no apparent attempt at efficiency.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeycomb

    (But "who" teaches bees to be so "intelligent"? Really just a "natural" result of "evolution"?)

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