Nexus Network Journal 11,1: Architecture and Mathematics

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Kim Williams
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 5, 2009 - Mathematics - 138 pages

In celebration of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, this issue of the Nexus Network Journal is devoted to relationships between astronomy, mathematics and architecture. Ancient cultures looked to the heavens in order to identify timeless principles for their own creations. Knowledge gained in astronomy was transformed into culture through architecture and design. Papers in this issue look at how astronomy influenced architecture and urban design.

 

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Contents

Research
7
Mathematical Interpretation of a Thirteen Hundred Year Old Stone Masonry Observatory
23
Archaeoastronomical Hints at a Common Project of the Two Main Pyramids of Giza Egypt
35
Architecture Astronomy and Landscape
51
Geometry the Measure of the World
62
Mathematical Knowledge of Architecture in the Works of Kshn
77
Didactics
89
Two Projects for FirstYear Students
95
Geometers Angle
105
Book Review
129
Nexus VII Relationships Architecture and Mathematics
135
Exhibit Report
139
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Kim Williams began his professional life by earning a music degree and playing jazz piano. A few years later, he turned his computer programming hobby into a career by returning to school for a Computer Science degree. After school he landed his dream job writing antivirus software and disassembling viruses. While working with viruses, he also developed distributed enterprise security applications. Since joining XcelleNet, Inc., Kim has worked with a variety of technologies, such as Java RMI, DCOM, ATL, and ASP, as a lead software engineer. Currently, he leads a team developing a large-scale ASP.NET Web Services solution. Kim is also a cofounder of and contributor to www.thinkdotnet.com. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Patty, and son, Sean, and still manages to find time to play the piano.

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