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Geometric Folding Algorithms Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra

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ISBN-10: 0521715229

ISBN-13: 9780521715225

Edition: 2008

Authors: Erik D. Demaine, Joseph O'Rourke

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How can linkages, pieces of paper, and polyhedra be folded? The authors present hundreds of results in this comprehensive look at the mathematics of folding. A proof shows that it is possible to design a series of jointed bars moving only in a flat plane that can sign a name or trace any other algebraic curve. One remarkable algorithm shows you can fold any straight-line drawing on paper so that the complete drawing can be cut out with one straight scissors cut. Aimed primarily at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics or computer science, this lavishly illustrated book will fascinate a broad audience, from high school students to researchers.
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Book details

List price: $70.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.89" wide x 9.88" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Problem classification and examples
Upper and lower bounds
Planar linkage mechanisms
Rigid frameworks
Reconfiguration of chains
Locked chains
Interlocked chains
Joint-constrained motion
Protein folding
Simple crease patterns
General crease patterns
Map folding
Silhouettes and gift wrapping
The tree method
One complete straight cut
Flattening polyhedra
Geometric constructibility
Rigid origami and curved creases
Introduction and overview
Edge unfolding of polyhedra
Reconstruction of polyhedra
Shortest paths and geodesics
Folding polygons to polyhedra
Higher dimensions