An n-gon is called Napoleon if the centers of the regular n- gons erected outwardly on its sides are vertices of a regular n-gon. In this paper we obtain a new geometric characterization of Napoleon n-gons and give a new proof of the well-known theorem of Barlotti-Greber (, ) that an n-gon is Napoleon if and only if it is affine-regular. Moreover, we generalize this theorem by obtaining an analytic characterization of the n-gons leading to a regular n-gon after iterating the above construction k times.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Mathematical Monthly|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Jan 1|
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