Interesting Esoterica

Steinhaus Longimeter

Web page by Chris Staecker
  • Published in 2017
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The longimeter, invented by Hugo Steinhaus, is a device for measuring the length of a curve drawn on paper. It's a strange grid on transparency that is laid over the curve. The grid is constructed so that the number of times the curve crosses the grid is the length of the curve in millimeters.

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SteinhausLongimeter
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online
date_added
2017-07-02
date_published
2017-07-11

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	author = {Chris Staecker},
	abstract = {The longimeter, invented by Hugo Steinhaus, is a device for measuring the length of a curve drawn on paper.

It's a strange grid on transparency that is laid over the curve. The grid is constructed so that the number of times the curve crosses the grid is the length of the curve in millimeters.},
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	date_added = {2017-07-02},
	date_published = {2017-07-11},
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