[FOM] Compass and straight edge constructions
Timothy Y. Chow
tchow at alum.mit.edu
Fri Sep 30 13:43:57 EDT 2016
On Thu, 29 Sep 2016, Joe Shipman wrote:
> I'd rather see expanded axioms for multifolds achievable by two-handed
> humans, your construction doesn't have the practicality of marked rulers
> and compasses or even of linkages.
My co-author is the origami expert, so I'll forward your questions to him.
As I recall, multifolds are used to a limited extent in real-world
origami, though obviously not to the idealized extreme needed to construct
an arbitrary algebraic number.
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