An Introduction to the History of Structural Mechanics: Part I: Statics and Resistance of Solids
Springer Science & Business Media, 6 de des. 2012 - 306 pàgines
This book is one of the finest I have ever read. To write a foreword for it is an honor, difficult to accept. Everyone knows that architects and master masons, long before there were mathematical theories, erected structures of astonishing originality, strength, and beauty. Many of these still stand. Were it not for our now acid atmosphere, we could expect them to stand for centuries more. We admire early architects' visible success in the distribution and balance of thrusts, and we presume that master masons had rules, perhaps held secret, that enabled them to turn architects' bold designs into reality. Everyone knows that rational theories of strength and elasticity, created centuries later, were influenced by the wondrous buildings that men of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries saw daily. Theorists know that when, at last, theories began to appear, architects distrusted them, partly because they often disregarded details of importance in actual construction, partly because nobody but a mathematician could understand the aim and func tion of a mathematical theory designed to represent an aspect of nature. This book is the first to show how statics, strength of materials, and elasticity grew alongside existing architecture with its millenial traditions, its host of successes, its ever-renewing styles, and its numerous problems of maintenance and repair. In connection with studies toward repair of the dome of St. Peter's by Poleni in 1743, on p.
Què opinen els usuaris - Escriviu una ressenya
No hem trobat cap ressenya als llocs habituals.
The Law of the Lever
The Principle of Virtual Velocities
Later Research 375
The Parallelogram of Forces
Galileo and His Problem
Altres edicions - Mostra-ho tot
An Introduction to the History of Structural Mechanics: Statics and ...
Visualització de fragment - 1991
Introduction to the History of Structural Mechanics, Part 1: Statistics and ...
Visualització de fragment - 1991
An Introduction to the History of Structural Mechanics: Part I ..., Part 1
Previsualització no disponible - 2011
according Acta Eruditorum action applied Archimedes argument Aristotelian Aristotle atoms axioms beam Bernoulli body cantilever cause center of gravity century composition of forces concept consider cord cylinder Daniel Bernoulli demonstration Descartes direction Discorsi displacement distance Duhem elasticity energy equal resistance equation equilibrium essay explain fact fibers Figure Foncenex fulcrum functional equation Galileo geometrical Grandi Guido Grandi Guidobaldo del Monte horror vacui Huygens hypothesis Ibid Lagrange Lagrange's Leibniz length lever load Luca Valerio magnitude Marchetti mathematical means mécanique mechanics Mémoire Mersenne metaphysical motion move movement mover nature parallelogram rule Pardies Paris physical plane postulates principle of virtual principles of statics prism problem proportion proposition pulley ratio rational mechanics resistance of solids resultant Riccati Rossetti Sagredo Salviati solids of equal straight line suspended theorem theory thesis tion treatise Truesdell vacuum Vailati Varignon Vincenzo Viviani virtual velocities Viviani weight