This easytoread book demonstrates how a simple geometric idea reveals fascinating connections and results in number theory, the mathematics of polyhedra, combinatorial geometry, and group theory. Using a systematic paperfolding procedure it is possible to construct a regular polygon with any number of sides. This remarkable algorithm has led to interesting proofs of certain results in number theory, has been used to answer combinatorial questions involving partitions of space, and has enabled the authors to obtain the formula for the volume of a regular tetrahedron in around three steps, using nothing more complicated than basic arithmetic and the most elementary plane geometry. All of these ideas, and more, reveal the beauty of mathematics and the interconnectedness of its various branches. Detailed instructions, including clear illustrations, enable the reader to gain handson experience constructing these models and to discover for themselves the patterns and relationships they unearth.
About Peter Hilton
Peter Hilton is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton. Jean Pedersen is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Santa Clara University, California. Sylvie Donmoyer is a professional artist and freelance illustrator.Details Book
Author  :  Peter Hilton 
Publisher  :  Cambridge University Press 
Data Published  :  22 July 2010 
ISBN  :  0521128218 
EAN  :  9780521128216 
Format Book  :  PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT 
Number of Pages  :  320 pages 
Age +  :  18 years 
Language  :  English 
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