Tuesday, March 5, 2013

mathematical excursions to architecture

Mathematical Excursions To Architecture (Repost)

The world's greatest buildings provide a window on great math and great design.

By: Alexander J. Hahn, Inside Science Minds Guest Columnist

Mathematics and architecture are two sides of the same golden coin.

On the one side is mathematics, and its capacity to enhance the understanding of architecture, both aesthetic aspects such as symmetry and proportion, and structural aspects such as loads, thrusts, and reactions. On the other side is architecture, as an attractive setting that allows basic abstract and abstruse mathematics to become visible and more transparent.

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