SMS scnews item created by Duncan Sutherland at Tue 31 May 2011 1616
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 2 Jun 2011
Calendar1: 2 Jun 2011 1300-1400
CalLoc1: New Law Seminar Room 030
Auth: duncans@pduncans.pc (assumed)

SUMS: Anderson -- Squaring the Square

Stuart Anderson this week will be talking about squaring the square.  From his website
(http://www.squaring.net/index.html) 

A square or rectangle is said to be ’squared’ into n squares if it is tiled into n
squares of sizes s1,s2,s3,..sn.  A rectangle can be squared if its sides are
commensurable (in rational proportion, both being integral mutiples of the same
quantity) The sizes of the squares si are shown as integers and the number of squares n
is called the order.


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