Math Monday: Hula Hoop Geometry, Part 1

By Glen Whitney for the Museum of Mathematics


Math Mondays have so far featured a wide array of different items from which one can make a tremendous variety of geometric constructions, but there has not yet been one on hula hoops. This week and next we’ll remedy that oversight. Also, the postings so far have almost entirely shown the constructions as fait accompli, so this series will also try to give a bit of insight into the process of devising a new creation.

Total structural collapse, leading to hula chaos! What to do?

To be continued…

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