occasional meanderings in physics' brave new world
- Name: Kea
- Location: New Zealand
Marni D. Sheppeard
Friday, April 13, 2007
Calabi found a unique non-equilateral isosceles triangle for which the largest inscribed square can be placed in the triangle in three ways. MathWorld gives us a neat picture: I wonder what Calabi was thinking about when he figured this out (see his proof here). MathWorld also tells us about the Biggest Little Hexagon. It is fun to think of uses for these special polygonal geometries.