Meissner's Mysterious Bodies

Kawohl, Bernd; Weber, Christof
September 2011
Mathematical Intelligencer;Sep2011, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p94
Academic Journal
The article offers information on three dimensional convex bodies having a counterintuitive property of constant width. It informs about the properties of sphere on the basis of which the shape of the sphere can be determined. It also discusses about the mathematician Ernst Meissner, who provides the mathematical description of three dimensional objects of rotational and non rotational body of constant width.


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