The problem of how to double the volume of a cube, also known as the Delian problem, has intrigued mathematicians for millennia. The great variety of solutions discovered over the centuries have used diverse tools, mathematical and otherwise. Recently, in 1936, Margherita Piazollo Beloch discovered a simple and elegant solution to this question. It uses a single piece of paper and a handful of folds. The solution has renewed interest in geometrical constructability problems, in particular those that incorporate origami. And ultimately, it's given rise to the field of origami mathematics.
Cubic equations, Origami, The Delian Problem
Neznanova, Anastassiya and Yuan, Shenglan
"From Ancient Greece to Beloch's Crease: The Delian Problem and Origami,"
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities:
Vol. 7, Article 3.
© 2015 Neznanova & Yuan