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Mathematical Digest


Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"The Science of Origami." Random Samples, Science, 3 May 2003, page 735.

Origami is the process of folding a material, usually paper, into shapes.Engineer Robert Lang has just authored a new book Origami DesignSecrets, called "a mathematical guide for origamists." Lang has alsowritten six other books on origami and has created software that provides analgorithm for making designs of a certain type.

--- Mike Breen

American Mathematical Society