Geodesic Math and How to Use It (häftad)
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2 Revised edition
University of California Press
27 tables 146 illustrations
146 line illustrations, 27 tables
222 x 221 x 11 mm
360 g
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Geodesic Math and How to Use It (häftad)

Geodesic Math and How to Use It

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Häftad Engelska, 2003-10-01
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It was 1976--twenty-five years after R. Buckminster Fuller introduced geodesic domes when literary critic Hugh Kenner published this fully-illustrated practical manual for their construction. Now, some twenty-five years later, Geodesic Math and How to Use It again presents a systematic method of design and provides a step-by-step method for producing mathematical specifications for orthodox geodesic domes, as well as for a variety of elliptical, super-elliptical, and other nonspherical contours. Out of print since 1990, Geodesic Math and How To Use It is California's most requested backlist title. This edition is fully illustrated with complete original appendices.
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Hugh Kenner (1923-2003) was Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Georgia. He is the author of dozens of well-known and highly regarded books of literary criticism, and is also the author of Bucky: A Guided Tour of Buckminster Fuller (1973).


What This Book Is Part One Tensegritty 1. Weight vs. Tension 2. Spherical Tensegrities 3. Complex Spherical Tensegrities 4. Tendon System Minima 5. Geodesic Subdivision 6. Rigid Tensegrities Part Two Geodesics 7. Great Circles 8. Symmetry Systems 9. The Spherical-Coordinate System 10. Breakdown Systems 11. Choosing a Polyhedron 12. Using the Tables 13. Ellipses and Superellipses 14. Truncations 15. An Advanced Problem 16. Space Frames 17. About Angles Part Three Dala 18. Class I Octahedral Coordinates 19. Class II Method 1 Octahedral Coordinates 20. Class I Method 1 Icosahedral Coordinates 21. Class II Method 1 Icosahedral Coordinates 22. Tetrahedral Coordinates 23. Class II Method 3 Coordinates and Chord Factors Appendices APPENDIX I Writing Class II Method 3 Coordinates APPENDIX II Calculator Routines APPENDIX III HP-65 Programs