[FOM] The regular heptadecagon
T.Forster at dpmms.cam.ac.uk
Sun Aug 12 03:15:28 EDT 2007
A question came up in a seminar here the other day.... Gauss'
construction of the regular heptadecagon (17 sides) by compass
and straightedge. Would a classical Greek, on being shown this
construction, be able to see that the figure thus constructed
was indeed a regular heptadecagon...?
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