Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Concentric Spheres

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Description
This white plastic model show three sets of concentric rings, one set representing great circles on an inner sphere and the other great circles on an outer sphere.
This is an extension of Wheeler’s model of three great circles on a sphere (compare MA.304723.724).
Location
Currently not on view
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
white (overall color)
cut and fit (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 6 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm; 2 3/8 in x 1 31/32 in x 1 31/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.725
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.725
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Trigonometry
Spherical Trigonometry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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