How to Draw a Straight Line
by Daina Taimina
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The Reuleaux kinematic model collection at Cornell University has many linkages; the most popular of these among mathematicians is the Peaucellier-Lipkin linkage. This article is a short introduction (not complete) on the history of the problem of how to change circular motion into straight-line motion and vice versa. Some mathematicians formulated this problem as - how to draw a straight line?

intended audiences : Middle school, High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Informal, General public

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Taimina, Daina (Author)

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