The goal of this course is to study a theme that recurs throughout engineering and architecture – geometric curves –from a mathematical point of view in contexts such as construction, road safety, and industrial design. The course combines rigorous study with the exciting process of formulating a problem directed at practical applications and discovering its solution and uses in such applications.
The course comprises nine modules, each a week in length and consisting of seven hours.
The course is structured in three parts that can each be studied independently:
Part I: Curves in construction and architecture.
Part II: Curves in road safety.
Part III: Curves in industrial design and manufacturing.
Each part consists of three modules with the following structure:
#1. The first, introductory, module describes the practical setting and a real world example or problem whose study involves curves.
#2. The second module presents the materials, ideas, and methods that will be used.
#3. The third module serves to deepen understanding and describe connections with related topics.
Módulos del curso
Module 0. Presentation
Module 1. Introduction to curves in construction and architecture.
Module 2. Solving problems with curves in construction and architecture
Module 3. Learning more about curves in construction and architecture
Module 4. Introduction to curves in road safety
Module 5. Solving problems with curves in road safety
Module 6. Learning more about curves in road safety
Module 7. Introduction to curves in industrial design
Module 8. Solving problems with curves in industrial design
Module 9. Learning more about curves in industrial design
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