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Hinged dissections : swinging & twisting

Author: Greg N Frederickson
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The illustrations and text will show you how to find hinged dissections for all kinds of polygons, stars, crosses, and curved and even three-dimensional figures. For an added challenge, you can try using different kinds of hinges for twisting and flipping pieces. The author includes careful explanation of ingenious new techniques, as well as puzzles and solutions for readers of all mathematical levels."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg N Frederickson
ISBN: 0521811929 9780521811927 0521010780 9780521010788
OCLC Number: 47805068
Description: xi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: If it ain't got that swing: The curious case of the brass hinges --
Hinging on the details --
Tricks for turning --
Turnabout 1: Coloring a hinged model --
Making squares dance --
L'Affaire triangulaire --
Curious case, part 2: Five easy pieces? --
Return to polygonia --
Who's the squarest of the all? --
Turnabout 2: Bracing regular polygons --
Stepping around --
All in the family --
Curious case, part 3: Trouble with attributions --
Elation in tessellations --
Strips revealed --
Turnabout 3: Hinged tessellations --
With a little help from my friends --
At cross purposes --
Curious case, part 4: A dudeneyan slip? --
Handling the curves --
And also starring --
Turnabout 4: Hinge-convertible polyominoes --
Four of a kind --
As the whirled turns --
Curious case, part 5:A quorum of quibbles --
A new breed of swingers --
Not your regular polygons --
Turnabout 5: Piano-hinged polyhedra --
Into another dimension --
The flip side --
Curious case, part 6: Statistically piquing --
Twist and shout! --
Puzzles unhinged.
Responsibility: Greg N. Frederickson.
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