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Piano-hinged dissections : time to fold!

Author: Greg N Frederickson
Publisher: Wellesley, Mass. : A.K. Peters, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A piano hinge is a long, narrow hinge that runs the full length of the joint - like on the top of a grand piano - so that one piece flaps on top of or under the other piece. This mechanism can be simulated by folding a piece of paper, so you can test and experiment with piano-hinged dissections without needing special materials: just paper and scissors - and some intuition and creativity! The author provides over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Puzzles and games
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg N Frederickson
ISBN: 156881299X 9781568812991
OCLC Number: 65978672
Description: xiii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 videodisc (DVD : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Time to fold --
What's the flap? --
Manuscript 1: the "lost" manuscript of Ernest Irving Freese --
Swingers and twisters --
Willing converts --
Manuscript 2: Freese's unique point of view --
Quad squad --
Thinking inside the box --
Hole in one --
Folderol 1: a new wrinkle on an old problem --
Square tactics --
Triangle, triangle again --
Manuscript 3: giving Freese is due --
Hexagons, triangles, squares: Oh my! --
Folderol 2: one percent perforation --
Out of the loop --
From FIFI to ZULU, and back! --
Manuscript 4: the many sides of Ernest Freese --
Intensive square --
Staying rational --
Folderol 3: maps and flaps --
Double-crossed!! --
Stargazing --
Manifold blessings --
Manuscript 5: getting better all the time --
A mixed bag --
Pot luck --
Puzzles unfolded.
Responsibility: Greg N. Frederickson.
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A dissection involves cutting a polygon into pieces in such a way that those pieces form another polygon; for a hinged dissection, the pieces must be attached by hinges. This book discusses the  Read more...

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" Frederickson's ability to discover (or should I say create?) elegant dissections, hinged, folded, or otherwise, is awesome. His beautiful book contains challenges that will keep recreational Read more...

 
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