Geometry and Topology of Polygonal Linkages

Authored by: Robert Connelly , Erik D. Demaine

Discrete and Computational Geometry

Print publication date:  April  2004
Online publication date:  April  2004

Print ISBN: 9781584883012
eBook ISBN: 9781420035315
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420035315.ch9

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Abstract

There is a long and involved history of linkages starting at least in the nineteenth century with the advent of very complicated and intricate machinery. Some of the practical problems involved led to interesting, nontrivial geometric problems, and even recently there has been progress on some very basic questions. We will attempt to point the reader to some of the results that we know in this direction.

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