Hinged Dissections: Swinging and Twisting

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Explore ways to create hinged collections of pieces that swing together to form a polygon, star, cross or even three-dimensional figures. Swing them another way and, like magic, they form another figure! This book's profuse illustrations and lively text will be accessible to anyone who remembers secondary school geometry.

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Review of the hardback: '… this book is highly recommended. It is extremely readable, attractively presented and there is hardly a page devoid of eye-catching illustrations. The enthusiasm of the author for his subject is evident throughout, yet he never allows this to transgress upon the thoroughness with which he treats his subject.' The Mathematical Gazette

Review of the hardback: '… can be read as a research monograph in discrete geometry … but also as a leisure-time book for everybody interested in geometrical puzzles and patterns, in ingenious and surprising constructions, that is, for all who love the beauty and diversity of geometrical objects.' Internationale Mathematische Nachrichten

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Using this book, you can explore ways to create hinged collections of pieces that swing together to form a figure. Swing them another way and they form another figure! The profuse illustrations and lively text will show you how to find a wealth of hinged dissections for all kinds of polygons, stars and crosses, 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 techniques, as well as puzzles and solutions for readers of all mathematical levels. If you remember any secondary school geometry, you are already on your way. These novel and original dissections will be a gold mine for math puzzle enthusiasts, for math educators in search of enrichment topics, and for anyone who loves to see beautiful objects in motion.

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