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Flexagons Inside Out

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Flexagons Inside Out by Les Pook
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Flexagons are hinged polygons that have the intriguing property of displaying different pairs of faces when they are flexed. Workable paper models of flexagons are easy to make and entertaining to manipulate. Flexagons have a surprisingly complex mathematical structure and just how a flexagon works is not obvious on casual examination of a paper model. Flexagons may be appreciated at three different levels. Firstly as toys or puzzles, secondly as a recreational mathematics topic and finally as the subject of serious mathematical study. This book is written for anyone interested in puzzles or recreational maths. No previous knowledge of flexagons is assumed, and the only pre-requisite is some knowledge of elementary geometry. An attractive feature of the book is a collection of nets, with assembly instructions, for a wide range of paper models of flexagons. These are printed full size and laid out so they can be photocopied.
Release date NZ
August 21st, 2003
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
200 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
184
Dimensions
174x247x13
ISBN-13
9780521819701
Product ID
1772211

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