Sheets and Patterns Relating to the Work of A. H. Wheeler

Description:

These notes, drawings and patterns pertain to plane dissections. They include:

1. drawings relating to transformation of a hexagon into a square - 1932

2. drawings relating to hexagon and square

3. drawings relating to transformation of a regular hexagon into two equal regular hexagons - March 31, 1932

4, drawing relating to hexagon into four hexatons - 7HD - April 13, 1932

5. drawing related to hexagon into hexagon inside out - 4HG - April 21, 1939

6. drawing related to hexagonal top - with three pattern pieces not the same as the drawing - March 31, 1932

7,. drawing relating to hexagon into hexagon inside out - March 23, 1932

8 drawuigs (on one page) for regular hexagon into two equilateral triangles (March 1931) and regular hexagon into a 30 degree x 60 degree x 90 degree triangle.

9, drawing for regular hexagon into three congruent regular hexagons - March 22, 1932

10. drawing for regular hexagon into two equilateral triangles - 4HI - April 28, 1931

11. drawing for regular hexagon into a 30 x60 x 90 degree triangle - April 21, 1931

12,drawing for regular hesagon into four congruent regular hexagons - March 22, 1932.

13,drawing for triangle separated into three congruent triangles - 12TII - April 2, 1932

14. drawing for regular hexagon into two intersectiing equilateral triangles - 7HE - April 5, 1932

15. drawing for hexagon into a hexagon (inside out) - 3HP - April 17, 1932

16. drawing for regular hexagon into a rhombus - 4HO - April 16, 1932

17. dissected hexagon (Ralph Holmes) - 6HR - April 26, 1932.

18. regular hesagon into two equilateral triangles, or rhombus, or hexagonal top 6HN - April 16, 1932

19. hexagon into four equal hexagons - August 9, 1932

20. hexagon into four equal hexagons (variation) - May 9, 1932

21. hexagon into four equal hexagons - May 9, 1932 - not the same as #20 on the list.

22. hexagon into four equal hexagons - May 9, 1932

23. equilateral triangle into a rhombus March 10, 1932

24, rectangle into a square - Perigal - March 29, 1932

25 . drawings relating to square into four other squares - December 30, 1931, Jaunary 8, 1932 - 8SG - plus additional drawings on topic

26. drawing - triangle into a trapezoid - March 2, 1932.

27. parallelogram into the same parallelogram with parts arranged in a different order - 4PB - Jan 8, 1932, March 9, 1933 - with pieces.

28, copy of a plate showing plane dissections from a paper of R. Brodie - Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, vol. XXXVI, Plate II, 189. - also notes on the paper.

29. two pages of diagrams relating to colors of the spectrum.

30. pieces for a eleven-piece plane dissection in envelope, with pieces labeled from 1 to 12.

31 (etc.) drawings of plane dissections of quadrilaterals and triangles

32, reprint of a 1937 paper by M. Goldberg, "A class of multi-symmetric polyhedra"

33. drawings of hinges for hinged dissections

34. further drawings relating to plane dissections.

Date Made: 1931-1942

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics

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Credit Line: Gift of Louise D. Campbell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.3002.055Catalog Number: 1979.3002.055Nonaccession Number: 1979.3002

Object Name: Sheets and Patterns

Physical Description: paper (overall material)metal (overall material)tan (overall color)Measurements: average spatial: 26.5 cm x 37.5 cm x 4 cm; 10 7/16 in x 14 3/4 in x 1 9/16 in

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Record Id: nmah_1147909

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