Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2017

Department

Mathematics

Language

English

Publication Title

Mathematics Magazine

Abstract

In 1928, Henry Scudder described how to use a carpenter's square to trisect an angle. We use the ideas behind Scudder's technique to define a trisectrix—a curve that can be used to trisect an angle. We also describe a compass that could be used to draw the curve.

Comments

Published as:
Richeson, David. "A Trisectrix From a Carpenter's Square." Mathematics Magazine 90, no. 1 (2017): 8-11. https://doi.org/10.4169/math.mag.90.1.8

© 2017 Mathematical Association of America

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DOI

10.4169/math.mag.90.1.8

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