How to Fold It by Joseph O'Rourke

By Joseph O'Rourke

What do proteins and pop-up playing cards have in universal? How is commencing a grocery bag diversified from starting a present field? how are you going to reduce out the letters for a complete be aware without warning with one instantly scissors minimize? what percentage methods are there to flatten a dice? With the aid of 2 hundred color figures, writer Joseph O'Rourke explains those interesting folding difficulties ranging from highschool algebra and geometry and introducing extra complicated thoughts in tangible contexts as they come up. He indicates how adaptations on those simple difficulties lead on to the frontiers of present mathematical learn and gives ten obtainable unsolved difficulties for the enterprising reader. sooner than tackling those, you could try out your talents on fifty routines with entire ideas. The book's web site,, has dynamic animations of the various foldings and downloadable templates for readers to fold or reduce out.

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