Flexagons Inside Out by Les PookFlexagons Inside Out by Les Pook

Flexagons Inside Out

byLes Pook

Hardcover | September 15, 2003

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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.
Title:Flexagons Inside OutFormat:HardcoverPublished:September 15, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521819709

ISBN - 13:9780521819701


Table of Contents

1. Making and flexing flexagons; 2. Early history of flexagons; 3. Geometry of flexagons; 4. Hexaflexagons; 5. Hexaflexagon variations; 6. Square flexagons; 7. Introduction to convex polygon flexagons; 8. Typical convex polygon flexagons; 9. Ring flexagons; 10. Distorted polygon flexagons; 11. Flexahedra.

Editorial Reviews

"The most extensive and thorough study of flexagons available." Mathematical Association of America, Robert McGuigan