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Dissections : plane & fancy

Author: Greg N Frederickson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can you cut an octagon into five pieces and rearrange them into a square? How about turning a star into a pentagon? These are just two of the many challenges of geometric dissections, the mathematical art of cutting figures into pieces that can be rearranged to form other figures, using as few pieces as possible. This book shows you many ingenious ways to solve these problems and the beautiful constructions you can  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg N Frederickson
ISBN: 0521571979 9780521571975
OCLC Number: 36566019
Description: xi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 'Dat Pussle' --
Our Geometric Universe --
Fearful Symmetry --
It's Hip to Be A Square --
Triangles and Friends --
AllPolygons Created Equal --
First Steps --
Step Right Up! --
Watch Your Step! --
Just Tessellating --
Plain Out-Stripped --
Strips Teased --
Tessellations Completed --
Maltese Crosses --
Curves Ahead --
Stardom --
Farewell, My Lindgren --
New Breed --
When Polygons Aren't Regular --
On toSolids --
Cubes Rationalized --
Prisms Reformed --
Cheated, Bamboozled, and Hornswoggled --
Solutions to All Our Problems.
Responsibility: Greg N. Frederickson.
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