## 6.849 Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra

**6.849 Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra (Fall 2012, MIT OCW)**. Instructor: Professor Erik Demaine. This course focuses on the algorithms for analyzing and designing geometric foldings.
Topics include reconfiguration of foldable structures, linkages made from one-dimensional rods connected by hinges, folding two-dimensional paper (origami), and unfolding and folding three-dimensional polyhedra.
Applications to architecture, robotics, manufacturing, and biology are also covered in this course.
(from **ocw.mit.edu**)

Lecture 09 - Pleat Folding |

This lecture introduces the hyperbolic paraboloid, hyparhedra, and the circular pleat. Topics include triangulated folding of the hypar, how paper folds between creases, and Gaussian curvature. Various proofs involving straight creases are given.

Class 09 - Pleat Folding |

This class covers creases in context of smoothness and a proof from the lecture involving Taylor expansion. Algorithms for the numbers of folding operations necessary for an MV string are presented. The class ends with a hypar folding exercise.

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