The Resource How to fold it : the mathematics of linkages, origami, and polyhedra, Joseph O'Rourke

How to fold it : the mathematics of linkages, origami, and polyhedra, Joseph O'Rourke

Label
How to fold it : the mathematics of linkages, origami, and polyhedra
Title
How to fold it
Title remainder
the mathematics of linkages, origami, and polyhedra
Statement of responsibility
Joseph O'Rourke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What do proteins and pop-up cards have in common? How is opening a grocery bag different from opening a gift box? How can you cut out the letters for a whole word all at once with one straight scissors cut? How many ways are there to flatten a cube? With the help of 200 colour figures, author Joseph O'Rourke explains these fascinating folding problems starting from high school algebra and geometry and introducing more advanced concepts in tangible contexts as they arise. He shows how variations on these basic problems lead directly to the frontiers of current mathematical research and offers ten accessible unsolved problems for the enterprising reader. Before tackling these, you can test your skills on fifty exercises with complete solutions. The book's website, http://www.howtofoldit.org, has dynamic animations of many of the foldings and downloadable templates for readers to fold or cut out"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Rourke, Joseph
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA564
LC item number
.O76 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liaison theory (Mathematics)
  • Origami
  • Polyhedra
  • Protein folding
Label
How to fold it : the mathematics of linkages, origami, and polyhedra, Joseph O'Rourke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 177 p.
Isbn
9780521145473
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2011001236
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • 3927316-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3927316
  • (Sirsi) i9780521767354
Label
How to fold it : the mathematics of linkages, origami, and polyhedra, Joseph O'Rourke
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 177 p.
Isbn
9780521145473
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2011001236
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • 3927316-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3927316
  • (Sirsi) i9780521767354

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