Introduction: As an ex-
how maths can be fun and that it seems fairly basic little discoveries can
as bringing it to the attention of at least five mathematicians has not raised
awareness of anything near similar in existence. Surely he'd like to know
of anyone who has played or plays around with anything similar.
The theorem is all about a central body of specified shape, determining to
further specification the shape and size of four surrounding bodies of
which the volumes of three of them add up to the volume of the fourth.
Joined together they comprise a model.
Having been a teacher Swannie could not resist the temptation of 'spiking'
the text with a few questions!
The photograph was taken at Swannies 70th birthday party in 2007,
showing him associating with the great Pythagoras and showing off what
he likes to think is an object of art! (The first cardboard model)
On the left: Lady Grey models: one, once upon a time, slid down a mountain side and the other, mi wife, here claws her way up its side. Not young anymore but both still have shapes (sort -
Contact: Francois P Swanepoel
32 Brickmakerskloof Road
Port Elizabeth. 6001
Phone: +27 41 582 1403
+27 73 4766 753
sometimes: c/o Lina Swanepoel
41 Botha Street
(opposite the pub)
Lady Grey 9755
Phone: +27 51 603 0119
Or enquire at the Mountain View Country Inn
+27 51 603 04 21
(should you ever land up there ask for Ouma)
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