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Flexagons, paper models that can be bent in different ways to change their shape, are easy to make and work in surprising ways. This book contains numerous diagrams that the reader can photocopy and use to construct a variety of fascinating flexagons. The author also explains the mathematics behind these amazing creations. Although knowledge of the technical details requires a mathematical background, the models can be made and used by anyone. Flexagons appeals to all readers interested in puzzles and recreational mathematics.Read more
- Cut-out-and-make models of flexagons can be made and enjoyed by anyone
- Explains the mathematics behind flexagons
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"Flexagons Inside Out is a thorough and comprehensible work on the mathematical structure of flexagons...The author intended the material in this book to be at the recreational mathematics level, and he certainly succeeds in his goal. There is ample mathematical content to satisfy readers at nearly any level, however Pook also keeps the text readable and easy to follow."
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"The most extensive and thorough study of flexagons available." Mathematical Association of America, Robert McGuigan
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- Date Published: September 2003
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521819701
- length: 184 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 170 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.5kg
- contains: 200 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Making and flexing flexagons
2. Early history of flexagons
3. Geometry of flexagons
5. Hexaflexagon variations
6. Square flexagons
7. Introduction to convex polygon flexagons
8. Typical convex polygon flexagons
9. Ring flexagons
10. Distorted polygon flexagons
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