Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Sphere Cut by a Plane

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Description
This transparent plastic model consists of two perpendicular discs on a sphere cut perpendicularly at the center to form a third equatorial disc and also cut perpendicularly away from the center to form a smaller disc. A mark on the model reads: S-PL.
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)
green (overall color)
cut and fit (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 7.6 cm x 7.6 cm x 7.6 cm; 3 in x 3 in x 3 in
ID Number
MA.304723.726
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.726
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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