Rigidity Theory and Applications

Although rigidity has been studied since the time of Lagrange (1788) and Maxwell (1864), it is only in the last twenty-five years that it has begun to find applications in the basic sciences. The modern era starts with Laman (1970), who made the subject rigorous in two dimensions, followed by the de...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Thorpe, M. F. (Editor), Duxbury, P. M. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boston, MA Springer US 2002, 2002
Series:Fundamental Materials Research
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Although rigidity has been studied since the time of Lagrange (1788) and Maxwell (1864), it is only in the last twenty-five years that it has begun to find applications in the basic sciences. The modern era starts with Laman (1970), who made the subject rigorous in two dimensions, followed by the development of computer algorithms that can test over a million sites in seconds and find the rigid regions, and the associated pivots, leading to many applications. This workshop was organized to bring together leading researchers studying the underlying theory, and to explore the various areas of science where applications of these ideas are being implemented
Physical Description:XI, 432 p. 85 illus online resource
ISBN:9780306470899