In this paper we describe the contributions made by Margherita Piazzolla Beloch to the field of elementary geometric construction. In par- ticular we examine her solution of the classical Greek problem of doubling the cube via paper folding. The solution was achieved by creating a new fold which in turn enabled Piazzolla Beloch to construct, also by paper folding, the root of any given cubic polynomial.

Magrone, P., Talamanca, V. (2017). Folding Cubic Roots: Margherita Piazzolla Beloch’s Contribution to Elementary Geometric Constructions. In Proceedings of 16th Conference on Applied Mathematics, APLIMAT 2017 (pp.971-984).

Folding Cubic Roots: Margherita Piazzolla Beloch’s Contribution to Elementary Geometric Constructions

Magrone Paola;Talamanca Valerio
2017

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In this paper we describe the contributions made by Margherita Piazzolla Beloch to the field of elementary geometric construction. In par- ticular we examine her solution of the classical Greek problem of doubling the cube via paper folding. The solution was achieved by creating a new fold which in turn enabled Piazzolla Beloch to construct, also by paper folding, the root of any given cubic polynomial.
Magrone, P., Talamanca, V. (2017). Folding Cubic Roots: Margherita Piazzolla Beloch’s Contribution to Elementary Geometric Constructions. In Proceedings of 16th Conference on Applied Mathematics, APLIMAT 2017 (pp.971-984).
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