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Product No. 6656 Supplementary Print Price: FREE with membership
 

Rigidity & Braced Grids (GeoMAP)

Brigitte Servatius


Mathematics Topic:
Discrete Mathematics, Geometry
Application Areas:
Design, construction, engineering
Prerequisites:
Algebra

| ©1995 by COMAP, Inc. | 58 pages |


Whether it's the Cathedral of Notre Dame or the Statue of Liberty, an architect needs to create structures that won't collapse. Students will learn how to determine whether a grid (of steel or wood, for example) is braced, or unstable and dangerous.

GeoMAP library available on CD-ROM product no. 7592

Table of Contents:

SECTION ONE: WILL IT FALL DOWN?

SECTION TWO: GRIDS

SECTION THREE: THE GEOMETRIC SOLUTION

SECTION FOUR: THE COMBINATORIAL SOLUTION

SECTION FIVE: TENSEGRITY GRIDS