Recently I became curious about moduli spaces of linkages and so I found and began reading some papers of Kapovich and Millson. In the paper Hodge theory and the art of paper folding, the Ph.D. ...
I was reading about Calabi-Yau manifolds, about which I know little, and was wondering if these (or related complex manifolds, perhaps K3 surfaces) can be viewed as configuration spaces (or moduli ...
This is inspired from this recent question. Given in the plane a tree-linkage (fixed length rigid edges, vertices are flexible joints, connected and no cycles) is there a simple description of when ...
Consider a (non-stellated) polygon in the plane. Imagine that the edges are rigid, but that the vertices consist of flexible joints. That is, one is allowed to move the polygon around in such a way ...