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It has been said that arches never sleep, that they are almost living in the way they adapt to change. Using case studies of Ely Cathedral in England and Chartres in France, the tracks on this album examine the way in which the design of arches developed in the early middle ages, and use mathematical models to explore some of the problems faced and overcome by the stone masons. This material makes up part of the course MST209, Mathematical methods and models.

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It has been said that arches never sleep, that they are almost living in the way they adapt to change. Using case studies of Ely Cathedral in England and Chartres in France, the tracks on this album examine the way in which the design of arches developed in the early middle ages, and use mathematical models to explore some of the problems faced and overcome by the stone masons. This material makes up part of the course MST209, Mathematical methods and models.

    The Arch Never Sleeps

    The Arch Never Sleeps

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 44 sec
    Transcript -- The Arch Never Sleeps

    Transcript -- The Arch Never Sleeps

    A short introduction to this album.

    • video
    Introduction to Ely and Chartres Cathedral

    Introduction to Ely and Chartres Cathedral

    A brief history of these two stunning Cathedrals, looking at their architecture and engineering.

    • 2 min
    Transcript -- Introduction to Ely and Chartres Cathedral

    Transcript -- Introduction to Ely and Chartres Cathedral

    A brief history of these two stunning Cathedrals, looking at their architecture and engineering.

    • video
    Stone

    Stone

    John Trapp looks at stone as a building material, especially it's use in building the Parthenon in Greece.

    • 2 min
    Transcript -- Stone

    Transcript -- Stone

    John Trapp looks at stone as a building material, especially it's use in building the Parthenon in Greece.

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