
Re: squaring a circle
Posted:
Dec 14, 2003 6:04 PM


Russell Harper <rharper1661@rogers.com> wrote:
> Just wondering, is it possible to create these tools using a compass and a > straightedge (and maybe a pair of scissors)? /R
Well, one angle trisection requires a straightedge that you can mark; it is then slid along a circle and line. (That not being one of the operations described by Euclid, it has no impact on the proof of impossibility.) I've also seen a drawing of an angle trisection device with fairly simple moving parts.  Daniel W. Johnson panoptes@iquest.net http://members.iquest.net/~panoptes/ 039 53 36 N / 086 11 55 W

