## flexagonThe discovery of the first flexagon, a trihexaflexagon, is credited to the British student Arthur H. Stone who was studying at Princeton University in 1939. Stone's colleagues Bryant Tuckermann, Richard P. FeynmanFeynman, and John W. Tukey became interested in the idea. Tuckerman worked out a topological method, called the Tuckerman traverse, for revealing all the faces of a flexagon. Tukey and Feynman developed a complete mathematical theory that has not been published. Flexagons were introduced to the general public by Martin Gardner writing in Scientific
American.^{1} ## Reference- Gardner, M.
*Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions*. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.
## Related entry• mechanical puzzles## Related category• GAMES AND PUZZLES | ||||||

Home • About • Copyright © The Worlds of David Darling • Encyclopedia of Alternative Energy • Contact |