Abstract / Synopsis

The kinematic models manufactured by the German firm of Martin Schilling were used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to depict mathematical curves. The Smithsonian Institution owns twelve Schilling models. As a volunteer researcher in mathematics at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the author has chosen a few of her favorite models as an introduction to this interesting set of kinematic models.



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