Accession Number:

ADA579251

Title:

Combinatorial and Algorithmic Rigidity: Beyond Two Dimensions

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. December 2008 - December 2012

Corporate Author:

SMITH COLL NORTHAMPTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Our grant project Combinatorial and Algorithmic Rigidity Beyond Two Dimensions was submitted in 2008, under the DARPA solicitation Mathematical Challenges, BAA 07-68. It addressed Mathematical Challenge Ten Algorithmic Origami and Biology and proposed a line of attack on the central problem in three-dimensional rigidity theory the combinatorial characterization of minimally rigid bar-and-joint frameworks. Appearing implicitly in James C. Maxwells work from the 1860s, this problem is currently referred to as Maxwells problem.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE