Geodesic Math and How to Use It

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520239319
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 10/20/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 183
  • Sales rank: 941,428
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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).
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Table of Contents

What This Book Is
Pt. 1 Tensegrity
1 Weight vs. Tension 3
2 Spherical Tensegrities 11
3 Complex Spherical Tensegrities 20
4 Tendon System Minima 32
5 Geodesic Subdivision 36
6 Rigid Tensegrities 41
Pt. 2 Geodesics
7 Great Circles 47
8 Symmetry Systems 54
9 The Spherical-Coordinate System 59
10 Breakdown Systems 63
11 Choosing a Polyhedron 70
12 Using the Tables 74
13 Ellipses and Superellipses 84
14 Truncations 95
15 An Advanced Problem 104
16 Space Frames 112
17 About Angles 118
Pt. 3 Data
18 Class I Octahedral Coordinates 125
19 Class II Method 1 Octahedral Coordinates 131
20 Class I Method 1 Icosahedral Coordinates 137
21 Class II Method 1 Icosahedral Coordinates 143
22 Tetrahedral Coordinates 147
23 Class II Method 3 Coordinates and Chord Factors 152
App. I Writing Class II Method 3 Coordinates 163
App. II Calculator Routines 166
App. III HP-65 Programs 169
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Highly recomend this book. One of the only ways to figure out the form.

    Well thought out volume. A most entertaining and interesting.

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