Who cares about topology? (Inscribed rectangle problem)

By 3Blue1Brown about 2 years ago

An unsolved conjecture, the inscribed square problem, and a clever topological solution to a weaker version of the question, the inscribed rectangle problem (Proof due to H. Vaughan, 1977), that shows how the torus and Mobius strip naturally arise in mathematical ponderings.

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