How to Fold It: The Mathematics of Linkages, Origami and Polyhedra

How to Fold It: The Mathematics of Linkages, Origami and Polyhedra

by Joseph O'Rourke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521767350

ISBN-13: 9780521767354

Pub. Date: 04/25/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Discover and understand mathematical theorems through paper folding, starting with high school algebra and geometry through to more advanced concepts.  See more details below

Overview

Discover and understand mathematical theorems through paper folding, starting with high school algebra and geometry through to more advanced concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521767354
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/25/2011
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Linkages: 1. Robot arms; 2. Straight-line linkages and the pantograph; 3. Protein folding and pop-up cards; Part II. Origami: 4. Flat vertex folds; 5. Fold and one-cut; 6. The shopping bag theorem; Part III. Polyhedra: 7. Durer's problem: edge unfolding; 8. Unfolding orthogonal polyhedra; 9. Folding polygons to convex polyhedra; 10. Further reading; 11. Glossary; 12. Answers to exercises; 13. Permissions and acknowledgments.

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