Project Origami

Author: Thomas Hull
Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press
ISBN: 9781568812588
Format: PDF
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When it comes to mathematics, paper isn't just for pen and pencil any more! Origami, the art and science of paper folding, can be used to explain concepts and solve problems in mathematics-and not just in the field of geometry. The origami activities collected here also relate to topics in calculus, abstract algebra, discrete mathematics, topology, and more. Using origami, learn about: - Solving Cubic Equations - Bucky Balls and PHiZZ units - Matrix models for folds - Gaussian Curvature and much more! These activities, which can enhance the classroom experience, also make great independent student projects and are perfect for math clubs or math circles. To provide readers of Project Origami with as much flexibility as possible, we have made all of the handouts in the book available online.

Origami 4

Author: Robert J. Lang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439871043
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The connections between origami, mathematics, science, technology, and education have been a topic of considerable interest now for several decades. While many individuals have happened upon discrete connections among these fields during the twentieth century, the field really took off when previously isolated individuals began to make stronger connections with each other through a series of conferences exploring the links between origami and "the outside world." The Fourth International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics, and Education (4OSME), held in September, 2006, at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, brought together an unprecedented number of researchers presenting on topics ranging from mathematics, to technology, to educational uses of origami, to fine art, and to computer programs for the design of origami. Selected papers based on talks presented at that conference make up the book you hold in your hands.

Origami 5

Author: Patsy Wang-Iverson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 143987350X
Format: PDF
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Origami5 continues in the excellent tradition of its four previous incarnations, documenting work presented at an extraordinary series of meetings that explored the connections between origami, mathematics, science, technology, education, and other academic fields. The fifth such meeting, 5OSME (July 13–17, 2010, Singapore Management University) followed the precedent previous meetings to explore the interdisciplinary connections between origami and the real world. This book begins with a section on origami history, art, and design. It is followed by sections on origami in education and origami science, engineering, and technology, and culminates with a section on origami mathematics—the pairing that inspired the original meeting. Within this one volume, you will find a broad selection of historical information, artists’ descriptions of their processes, various perspectives and approaches to the use of origami in education, mathematical tools for origami design, applications of folding in engineering and technology, as well as original and cutting-edge research on the mathematical underpinnings of origami.

Origami 3

Author: Thomas Hull
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439870047
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The book contains papers from the proceedings of the 3rd International Meeting of Origami Science, Math, and Education, sponsored by OrigamiUSA. They cover topics ranging from the mathematics of origami using polygon constructions and geometric projections, applications, and science of origami, and the use of origami in education.

Origami Tessellations

Author: Eric Gjerde
Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press
ISBN: 9781568814513
Format: PDF, Docs
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Eric Gjerde demonstrates 25 of his favorite tessellations and turns them into projects for newcomers as well as experienced origamists. With step-by-step instructions, illustrated crease patterns, and how-to photos, you'll learn to create these wonderful designs yourself. Eric's first book covers the fundamentals of origami tessellations, provides history, and describes simple beginning techniques with detailed illustrations and photographs. An extensive gallery showcases tessellations folded by the world's leading origami fine artists---inspiring you to experiment, innovate, and eventually create your own unique designs.

Origami Design Secrets

Author: Robert J. Lang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1568814364
Format: PDF, Docs
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The magnum opus of one of the world’s leading origami artists, the second edition of Origami Design Secrets reveals the underlying concepts of origami and how to create original origami designs. Containing step-by-step instructions for 26 models, this book is not just an origami cookbook or list of instructions—it introduces the fundamental building blocks of origami, building up to advanced methods such as the combination of uniaxial bases, the circle/river method, and tree theory. With corrections and improved illustrations, this new expanded edition also covers uniaxial box pleating, introduces the new design technique of hex pleating, and describes methods of generalizing polygon packing to arbitrary angles. With coverage spanning the foundations of origami construction and advanced methods using both paper and pencil and custom-built free software, Origami Design Secrets helps readers cultivate the intuition and skills necessary to develop their own designs. It takes them beyond merely following a recipe to crafting a work of art.

3D Origami Art

Author: Jun Mitani
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498765351
Format: PDF
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Easily Create Origami with Curved Folds and Surfaces Origami—making shapes only through folding—reveals a fascinating area of geometry woven with a variety of representations. The world of origami has progressed dramatically since the advent of computer programs to perform the necessary computations for origami design. 3D Origami Art presents the design methods underlying 3D creations derived from computation. It includes numerous photos and design drawings called crease patterns, which are available for download on the author’s website. Through the book’s clear figures and descriptions, readers can easily create geometric 3D structures out of a set of lines and curves drawn on a 2D plane. The author uses various shapes of sheets such as rectangles and regular polygons, instead of square paper, to create the origami. Many of the origami creations have a 3D structure composed of curved surfaces, and some of them have complicated forms. However, the background theory underlying all the creations is very simple. The author shows how different origami forms are designed from a common theory.

Origami 4

Author: Robert J. Lang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439871043
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The connections between origami, mathematics, science, technology, and education have been a topic of considerable interest now for several decades. While many individuals have happened upon discrete connections among these fields during the twentieth century, the field really took off when previously isolated individuals began to make stronger connections with each other through a series of conferences exploring the links between origami and "the outside world." The Fourth International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics, and Education (4OSME), held in September, 2006, at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, brought together an unprecedented number of researchers presenting on topics ranging from mathematics, to technology, to educational uses of origami, to fine art, and to computer programs for the design of origami. Selected papers based on talks presented at that conference make up the book you hold in your hands.

Origami Polyhedra Design

Author: John Montroll
Publisher: A K Peters, Ltd.
ISBN: 1568814585
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"In this book, well-known origami artist and prolific author John Montroll provides a wealth of origami folding instructions for beautiful three-dimensional geometric shapes. He goes beyond the average origami book and describes design techniques and mathematical methods behind the creation of these models, all of which are folded from a single, square, uncut sheet of paper. Practicing with Montroll's models and then following his suggestions and techniques will inspire you to design your own origami polyhedra!" --Book Jacket.

Origami Design Secrets

Author: Robert J. Lang
Publisher: A K Peters Ltd
ISBN: 9781568811949
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Robert J. Lang, one of the worlds foremost origami artists and scientists, presents the never-before-described mathematical and geometric principles that allow anyone to design original origami, something once restricted to an elite few. From the theoretical underpinnings to detailed step-by-step folding sequences, this book takes a modern look at the centuries-old art of origami.