Monday, March 15, 2010

The Mathematicians Are at It Again – The Math Equation to Tying Ties

I found this years ago surfing the web.   - Jeffrey Hunter

How to correctly tie the perfect Windsor knot - LtCfRtLfCtRfLtCfT

At Cambridge University's prestigious Cavendish Laboratories in England, two mathematical physicists, Thomas Fink, and Yong Mao, tackled the question; How to tie neckties?  They concluded that -

  • First: that the necktie has two distinct ends, one wide and one narrow, which led to the fact that only the wide part, (the active end), moves during necktie knotting.
  • Second: that the movement is divided into three distinct areas, the left (-L-), the right (-R-), and the center (-C-).
  • Third: that the movements of tying a tie carries the active part towards (-T-) or away from (-F-) the shirt, alternatively. The special move at the end is going through the center, or pull through (-T-).
  • Forth: Now the easy part that should clear up all the fuss about tying ties; the mathematical equation.
  • Finally! How to correctly tie the perfect Windsor knot - LtCfRtLfCtRfLtCfT
For instructions and a great article about the Windsor Knot click here or visit our blog post link from March 5th

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