Mind reading of Cup Yacht Designer Herreshoff by Topology

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Homework Statement


There was the times 100 years ago, N.Herreshoff was designing giant J Boats, America s Cup boats by only carving a wood piece in few hours ,without drawing calculating anything and builders were measuring the wooden half model and building a multi million dollar yacht wins the Cup against England in the ocean.

There are lots of yacht designs but this N. Herreshoff is unique with his design method.

Now I know string theorists are busy to transition making from one manifold to other by order of diff and integral calculation.

Can we take a reference shape for example sphere and can we write a formula that says how sphere transitioned to Herreshoff Yacht manifold ?

I mean, Does Diff. formulas of 5 yachts say something about that genius if we start to find diff. formulas of simple manifold - sphere -to complex manifold - yacht -topological transition of Herreshoff designs ,

And how this is done ?

Homework Equations


diff and integral and topology

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Nidum
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There are lots of yacht designs but this N. Herreshoff is unique with his design method.

That method had been in use for many hundreds of years before Herreshoff stumbled upon it . As early as Tudor times it had already become a very effective method for designing large ships with sophisticated underwater profiling .
 

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