Leonardo and the Pseudo-RCO

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Wills, Joerg M.;
(2013)
  • Subject: Mathematics - History and Overview

There are two hypotheses on Leonardo's polyhedron based on the Pseudo-RCO and drawn for Luca Pacioli's book: Leonardo made an error, or: Leonardo draw it with intention, as it is. We give arguments, which support the Intention-hypothesis.
  • References (3)

    [1] Dirk Huylebrouck, Een fout van Leonardo da Vinci, EOS-magazine, 2011; shortened English translation in: Lost in Triangulation: Leonardo da Vincis Mathematical SlipUp, Scienti c American, 2011, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm? id=davinci-mathematical-slip-up.

    [2] Luca Pacioli, De Divina Proportione, Milano, 1497.

    [3] Carlo H. Squin, "Lost in Triangulation"?? No, { it is not a mistake, { it is a Pseudo Rhombicuboctahedron!, 2011, http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~sequin/X/ Leonardo/leonardo.html. University of Siegen, Fachbereich Mathematik, Emmy-Noether-Campus, Walter-Flex-Str. 3, 57068 Siegen E-mail address: wills@mathematik.uni-siegen.de

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