Math E-320: Spring 2011
Teaching Math with a Historical Perspective
Mathematics E-320:Mystic Hexagon
Instructor: Oliver Knill
Office: SciCtr 434


Pascal found this result in 1649 when he was 16, his father was a friend of Desargues: Pairs of opposite sides of a hexagon inscribed in a conic section meet in three collinear points. The background music is Scarlatti Sonata f-minor L118 performed by the Artist Dubravka Tomsic.
Please send questions and comments to knill@math.harvard.edu
Math E320| Oliver Knill | Spring 2011 | Extension School | Harvard University