The Catenary: Art, Architecture, History, and Mathematics

Gail Kaplan
Bridges Leeuwarden: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2008)
Pages 47–54

Abstract

This paper describes how to use the catenary curve to enable students to see and appreciate connections between mathematics and other disciplines, including history, art, and architecture. Students gain a more in depth understanding of the mathematics through the links to other fields.

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