Geometriae Dedicata

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 267–283 | Cite as

On moving a sofa around a corner

  • Joseph L. Gerver
Article

Abstract

A necessary condition is given for a region of the plane to have the greatest possible area of any region able to move around a right-angled corner in a hallway of unit width. A region is constructed, with area 2.2195... and bounded by 18 analytic pieces, which satisfies this condition. It is conjectured that this is the unique region of maximum area.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph L. Gerver
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsRutgers UniversityCamdenUSA

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