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Understanding the world's greatest structures: science and innovation from antiquity to modernity [electronic resource] / Stephen Ressler.

Ressler, Stephen. (Teacher). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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Great courses (DVD).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (ca. 720 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2011.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 1 Learning to See and Understand Structure Episode 2 The Science of Structure- Forces in Balance Episode 3 Internal Forces, Stress, and Strength Episode 10 Egypt and Greece- Pyramids to the Parthenon Episode 12 The Rise and Fall of the Gothic Cathedral Episode 14 How Iron and Science Transformed Arch Bridges Episode 15 Suspension Bridges- The Battle of the Cable Episode 16 Suspension Bridges- The Challenge of Wind Episode 17 Great Cantilever Bridges- Tragedy and Triumph Episode 18 The Rise of Iron- and Steel-Framed Buildings Episode 19 The Great Skyscraper Race Episode 20 The Beauty and Versatility of Modern Concrete Episode 21 Amazing Thin Shells- Strength from Curvature Episode 22 Vast Roof Systems of Iron and Steel Episode 24 Strategies for Understanding Any Structure Episode 6 Building Across- Beams and Bending Episode 11 The Glory of Rome in Arches and Vaults Episode 13 Three Great Domes- Rome to the Renaissance Episode 23 The Incredible Lightness of Tension Structures Episode 4 From Wood to Steel- Properties of Materials Episode 5 Building Up- Columns and Buckling Episode 7 Trusses- The Power of the Triangle Episode 8 Cables and Arches- The Power of the Parabola Episode 9 Loads and Structural Systems.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor Stephen Ressler, United States Military Academy at West Point.
Summary, etc.:
Your world is filled with structures that have stood the test of time. Experience the engineering genius that makes these works possible. Travel around the world and hear the stories behind the most famous structures in history. This course will change the way you think about the buildings around you.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Structural design.
Structural engineering.

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