Saturday, December 13, 2014

How to Trisect an Angle with Origami

Hat tip:  Jo Nakashima

*UPDATE 12-14-2014*

Saadya on the O-List makes a great point:

The video is lovely, but I can't help being annoyed that the first discoverer of a method to use origami to solve this problem--Hisashe Abe of Hokkaido University--is nowhere  in the video (body or credits) mentioned by name. It is as if origami is this general pool of knowledge and there are no pioneers worth crediting for their efforts or discoveries. (Meanwhile in this presenter's companion video on "Euclid's Big Problem", Galois and Wantzel--mathematicians--ARE mentioned by name.)

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