Paper-Folding, Polyhedra-Building, and Number Theory

  • Peter Hilton
  • Derek Holton
  • Jean Pedersen
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


In this chapter we carry the paper-folding procedures and the mathematics of paper-folding further than we did in [2]. However, in order to make this account as self-contained as possible, we will recall, in Section 2, the systematic folding procedures from Chapter 4 of [2] that enabled us to approximate, to any degree of accuracy desired, any regular convex N-gon.1


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Hilton
    • 1
  • Derek Holton
    • 2
  • Jean Pedersen
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematical Sciences DepartmentSUNY at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceSanta Clara UniversitySanta ClaraUSA

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