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— Love and Math – a beautiful read on the whimsy of math and how it serves as an equalizer for humanity
derivate of cos(x)
Doin’ the wave.
— Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
"People either think in formulas or think in pictures. And thinking in pictures only in science doesn’t take you very far. I was thinking in both."
IBM Fellow Emeritus
The Mathematical Bridge - Cambridge, UK.
The arrangement of timbers is a series of tangents that describe the arc of the bridge, with radial members to tie the tangents together and triangulate the structure, making it rigid and self-supporting. This type of structure, technically tangent and radial trussing, is an efficient structural use of timber, and was also used for the timber supporting arches (centring) used for building stone bridges. Analysis of the design shows that the radial timbers are almost entirely subject to compression with very little bending stress, or to put it another way, the radial lines elegantly express the forces involved in arched construction.
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I do, however, have to stress that this is a side blog and while I’d love to be more dedicated and post more original stuff, with senior year going on, I don’t have that kind of time anymore. I apologize to any of my followers who hoped this would be a more awesome blog than it currently is. Feel free to go into my archive though. I promise I’ve got some pretty interesting stuff there, and even some of my own posts. *gasp*
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