The Great Courses No.1153: Understanding The World's Greatest Structures: Science And Innovation From Antiquity To Modernity

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The Great Courses No.1153: Understanding The World's Greatest Structures: Science And Innovation From Antiquity To Modernity

The Great Courses No.1153: Understanding The World's Greatest Structures: Science And Innovation From Antiquity To Modernity
24 lectures | 31 minutes each | Year Released: 2011
MPEG-3 | 128 Kbps, 44.1 KHz, 2 channels | English | 704 MB

Your world is filled with structures that have stood the test of time. That give character to the cities and landscapes in which they’re located. That are visited by millions of people each year. And that capture our wonder for the marvels of engineering innovation and progress. But while structures such as the Giza pyramids, Brunelleschi’s dome, and the Brooklyn Bridge are visual spectacles in and of themselves, they are just as important for the way they were designed as for the way they look.
Content:

01.Learning to See and Understand Structure
02.The Science of Structure—Forces in Balance
03.Internal Forces, Stress, and Strength
04.From Wood to Steel—Properties of Materials
05.Building Up—Columns and Buckling
06.Building Across—Beams and Bending
07.Trusses—The Power of the Triangle
08.Cables and Arches—The Power of the Parabola
09.Loads and Structural Systems
10.Egypt and Greece—Pyramids to the Parthenon
11.The Glory of Rome in Arches and Vaults
12.The Rise and Fall of the Gothic Cathedral
13.Three Great Domes—Rome to the Renaissance
14.How Iron and Science Transformed Arch Bridges
15.Suspension Bridges—The Battle of the Cable
16.Suspension Bridges—The Challenge of Wind
17.Great Cantilever Bridges—Tragedy and Triumph
18.The Rise of Iron- and Steel-Framed Buildings
19.The Great Skyscraper Race
20.The Beauty and Versatility of Modern Concrete
21.Amazing Thin Shells—Strength from Curvature
22.Vast Roof Systems of Iron and Steel
23.The Incredible Lightness of Tension Structures
24.Strategies for Understanding Any Structure
The Great Courses No.1153: Understanding The World's Greatest Structures: Science And Innovation From Antiquity To Modernity

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