Elementary Algebra for Origami: The Trisection Problem Revisited
American Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 1, Issue 4, October 2013, Pages: 39-43
Received: Sep. 8, 2013; Published: Oct. 20, 2013
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Hiroyuki Shima, Department of Environmental Sciences & Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, University of Yamanashi, 4-4-37, Takeda, Kofu, Yamanashi 400-8510, Japan
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This article presents an algebraic background in solving the angle trisection problem using origami-folding. Origami has been originally the art of paper folding, and recently aroused strong interest in a wide discipline of science and technology owing to its deep mathematical implication. Origami is also known to be an efficient tool for solving the trisection problem, one of the three famous problems of ancient Greek mathematics. Emphasis in this article is put on the way how the origami-based construction of the trisection corresponds to obtaining a solution for a cubic equation.
Origami, Paper Folding, Angle Trisection, Construction Problem
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Hiroyuki Shima, Elementary Algebra for Origami: The Trisection Problem Revisited, American Journal of Applied Mathematics. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2013, pp. 39-43. doi: 10.11648/j.ajam.20130104.11
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