[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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