ERIC Number: EJ970053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Bracing Regular Polygons as We Race into the Future
Frederickson, Greg N.
College Mathematics Journal, v43 n1 p51-57 Jan 2012
How many rods does it take to brace a square in the plane? Once Martin Gardner's network of readers got their hands on it, it turned out to be fewer than Raphael Robinson, who originally posed the problem, thought. And who could have predicted the stunning solutions found subsequently for various generalizations of the problem?
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Plane Geometry, Problem Solving, Generalization, College Mathematics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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