Posts Tagged ‘calculus’

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What do the Sydney Opera House and Freddie Mercury have in common?

November 6, 2018

Freddie Mercury is back in the news with the release of the new biopic BOHEMIAN RHAPSOSDY. ( Mathspig gives it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. But I’m a Freddie fan. ) So Freddie and the Opera House? What do they have in common?

NOTE: Uncanny likeness of biopic actors to the real Queen!

According to intmath The Sydney Opera House is a very unusual design based on slices out of a ball. Many differential equations (one type of integration) were solved in the design of this building.

You will never see a better parody of Queen’s ICONIC song BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY than Calculus Rhapsody By Phil Kirk & Mike Gospel (below).

And if you need to be reminded of the maths you will find links to texts here.

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7. Produce Amazing Architecture

September 16, 2013

Architecture and maths need each other. 

Dancing building

Dancing Building, Prague, Czech Republic

Architecture brings maths to life in 3D.

Erwin Wurn House Attack Vienna

Erwin Wurn House Attack, Vienna

Maths provides the structural reality of the Architect’s dream.

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So what maths does an architect need?

Here is the current Math 10270 syllabus for architecture students at Notre Dame University, Indiana

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Illus: Opera House, Sydney

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The related mathematics is drawn from today’s Euclidean geometry, trigonometry, the properties of vectors, coordinate geometry in two and three dimensions, and calculus.

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