Math Colloquia

14537

Date | Mar 21, 2013 |
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Speaker | 최인송 |

Dept. | 건국대/서울대 |

Room | 27-109 |

Time | 08:00 |

Trisection of an angle and duplication of a cube are among the famous problems of Greeks.

Although they were proven later to be impossible in general, Greeks already knew that one can trisect an angle and duplicate a cube by supplimenting several conics other than circles.

In this talk, we show that one single conic is sufficient, which is reminiscent of the Poncelet-Steiner theorem.

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