A polygon is said to be simple if the only points of the plane belonging to two of its edges are its vertices. We answer the question of finding, for a given integer n, the simple n-sided polygon contained in a disk of radius 1 that has the longest perimeter. When n is even, the optimal solution is arbitrarily close to a line segment of length 2n. When n is odd, the optimal solution is arbitrarily close to an isosceles triangle.
Published July 2007 , 13 pages
This cahier was revised in May 2008