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Cables and Arches—The Power of the Parabola

Lecture no. 8 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures

Cables and Arches—The Power of the Parabola

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

In this lecture, Professor Ressler introduces you to two final structural elements: cables and arches. The Saint Louis Gateway Arch and the cables of the Golden Gate Bridge are just two examples of breathtaking structural features that also have extensive, occasionally surprising, parallels.

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