# mathmonday

### Math Monday: Linkages – Give ‘em the Second Degree

We're back after a short hiatus -- hope your 2013 is starting out mathematically auspiciously. (And lest the last two digits of the year worry you, note that typically, from...

Posted by Gareth Branwyn | Monday January 28th, 2013 12:00 PM

Categories: Science, General | 3 Comments

### Math Monday: Linkages – The Straight Dope

For the Museum of Mathematics And here is yet another installment in our epic Math Mondays series on the intricate world of mechanical linkages. See the Linkages series introduction for...

Posted by Glen Whitney | Monday December 17th, 2012 12:00 PM

Categories: General, Science | 1 Comment

### Math Monday: Linkages – Let’s Get This Straight

If you recall, in the last installment before we took a breather, Math Mondays posed a question/challenge: Is there a four bar linkage that produces precisely straight motion? How about...

Posted by Glen Whitney | Monday December 10th, 2012 12:00 PM

### Math Monday: Business Cards II

Imagine a regular tetrahedron. Mark the midpoint of one edge and draw straight lines to the vertices opposite that edge on the two faces incident to that edge. In your...

Posted by Glen Whitney | Monday November 26th, 2012 12:00 PM

### Math Monday: Even Greater Circle

For the Museum of Mathematics I have been remiss. I wrote an entire column on arrangements of great circles without once mentioning Buckminster Fuller. His original designs for domes involved...

Posted by Glen Whitney | Monday November 5th, 2012 12:00 PM

Categories: Science | 1 Comment

### Math Monday: Business Cards, Part 1

In the first of a several posts on math-making using the lowly business card, we look at Jeanine Mosely's Business Card Menger Sponge.

Posted by Glen Whitney | Monday October 29th, 2012 12:00 PM

### Math Monday: Grocery Geometry Revisited

We're taking a break this week from linkages to follow up on the Grocery Geometry column from a few months ago. More possibilities for mixing food and math crop up...

Posted by Glen Whitney | Monday October 22nd, 2012 12:00 PM

### Math Monday: Linkages, Part 8: In Search of Straightness

In the second column in this series, we witnessed the incredible complexity that a simple four-bar linkage can create: it will, in general, draw a path described by a sixth-degree...

Posted by Gareth Branwyn | Monday October 15th, 2012 12:12 PM

### Math Monday: Linkages – The World “B.X.”

Math Monday continues its multi-week adventure into the wonderful world of linkages, this time looking at pantograph machines, built from linkages.

Posted by Gareth Branwyn | Monday October 8th, 2012 12:00 PM

### Math Monday: Linkages – Biomimicry

Today, we're going to look at some linkages designed to mimic the walking behavior of living creatures. They are designed to lift a strut up off the ground, plant it...

Posted by Gareth Branwyn | Monday September 24th, 2012 1:30 PM

Categories: Art & Design, Science | 11 Comments

### Math Monday: Linkages, Part 3: Four Bars, Two or Three Positions

By Glen Whitney for the Museum of Mathematics We’re in the midst of putting four-bar linkages through their paces. See the introductory post for this series for the MoMath Linkage...

Posted by Gareth Branwyn | Monday August 13th, 2012 12:00 PM

Categories: Art & Design, Science | 17 Comments

### Math Monday: Linkages – Four Bars, One Freedom

By Glen Whitney for the Museum of Mathematics Last time began a journey through the world of mechanical/mathematical linkages, a journey we take up in earnest today. See the previous...

Posted by Gareth Branwyn | Monday August 6th, 2012 12:00 PM