Nexus Network Journal 9,2: Architecture and Mathematics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 18, 2008 - Mathematics - 221 pages
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This issue is dedicated to Mechanics in Architecture. It explores the latest findings in the science of structural mechanics, including the behavior of structures, internal forces, and deformation. It also explores the development of new structural systems designed to resist thrusts resulting from new architectural forms. Some of the papers published in this issue were presented at the Nexus 2006 during a special session dedicated to mechanics.

 

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Contents

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
163
From Student and Teacher to Professional Fellowship
165
Good mechanics for masonry architecture
185
History Geometry and Mechanics
210
Architecture Mathematics and Urban Design
249
Tentare licet The Theresian Academys Question on the Theory of Beams of 1783
263
Nexorades Based on Regular Polyhedra
280
A Pyramid Inspired by Mathematics
299
Fractal Architecture Could Be Good for You
310
Polygons Diagonals and the Bronze Mean
321
The Fundamentals
327
The Concept Design Assignments and Followup
363
Natures Greatest Secret
376
Hardy Cross American Engineer
379

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