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ERIC Number: EJ856233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Designing a Table both Swinging and Stable
Frederickson, Greg N.
College Mathematics Journal, v39 n4 p258-266 Sep 2008
Howard Eves captured people's imagination by proposing a hinged table whose top could swing around to be either an equilateral triangle or a square. But is Eves's mathematically motivated design actually good furniture design? This paper identifies potential design flaws in that hinged table and proposes an intriguing new design. Both the original table and the new table are analyzed for factors contributing to stability, such as the size of pieces and the placement of legs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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