Divided Spheres: Geodesics and the Orderly Subdivision of the Sphere

Author:   Edward S. Popko
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN:  

9781466504295


Pages:   532
Publication Date:   16 July 2012
Format:   Hardback
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This well-illustrated book is the first comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the mathematics of Buckminster Fuller's invention of the geodesic dome fifty years ago, which paved the way for a flood of practical applications in construction and other areas. Geodesic applications now encompass everything from product and packaging design, civil engineering, virology, nanotechnology, computer graphics, climate modeling, supercomputer architecture, wireless mobile networks, virtual reality gaming, astronomy, and computer-aided design (CAD).

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Author:   Edward S. Popko
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint:   A K Peters
Dimensions:   Width: 19.10cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   1.252kg
ISBN:  

9781466504295


ISBN 10:   1466504293
Pages:   532
Publication Date:   16 July 2012
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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<p>Edward Popko 's Divided Spheres is the definitive source for the many varied ways a sphere can be divided and subdivided. From domes and pollen grains to golf balls, every category and type is elegantly described in these pages. The mathematics and the images together amount to a marvelous collection, one of those rare works that will be on the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the wonders of geometry.<br> Kenneth Snelson, renowned inventor of Tensegrity sculpture <p>Dr. Popko 's elegant new book extends both the science and the art of spherical modeling to include Computer-Aided Design and applications, which I would never have imagined when I started down this fascinating and rewarding path. His lovely illustrations bring the subject to life for all readers, including those who are not drawn to the mathematics. This book demonstrates the scope, beauty and utility of an art and science with roots in antiquity. Spherical subdivision is relevant today and useful for the futur


Edward Popko's Divided Spheres is the definitive source for the many varied ways a sphere can be divided and subdivided. From domes and pollen grains to golf balls, every category and type is elegantly described in these pages. The mathematics and the images together amount to a marvelous collection, one of those rare works that will be on the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the wonders of geometry. --Kenneth Snelson, renowned inventor of Tensegrity sculpture Dr. Popko's elegant new book extends both the science and the art of spherical modeling to include Computer-Aided Design and applications, which I would never have imagined when I started down this fascinating and rewarding path. His lovely illustrations bring the subject to life for all readers, including those who are not drawn to the mathematics. This book demonstrates the scope, beauty and utility of an art and science with roots in antiquity. Spherical subdivision is relevant today and useful for the future. Anyone with an interest in the geometry of spheres, whether a professional engineer, an architect or product designer, a student, a teacher, or simply someone curious about the spectrum of topics to be found in this book, will find it helpful and rewarding. --Magnus Wenninger, author of Spherical Models Dr. Popko shows you how to solve practical design problems based on spherical polyhedra. Novices and experts will understand the challenges and classic techniques of spherical design just by looking at the many beautiful illustrations. --Steve Waterman, mathematician


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