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This Wikipedia page provides an overview of tension structures and describes the important architects and engineers who use this form of construction. The page includes the history of tension structures, a discussion of the double curvature minimal surfaces, and an introduction to their mathematical analysis. Numerous drawings and photographs illustrate the page.
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Motion, Forces, and Energy
- General
- Statics of Rigid Bodies
= Equilibrium
Other Sciences
- Mathematics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Reference Material
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Image Credit: Denver International Airport; Image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from July 16, 2010 until August 1, 2010. View the feature here!


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Keywords: Roofs, Structural system, Tensile architecture, Tensile membrane structures
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 8, 2010 by Foha Rafiq
Record Updated: Jul 09, 2010 by Ed Lee
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June 18, 2010
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(Wikipedia, 2010), WWW Document, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensile_structure).
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Tensile Structure (Wikipedia, 2010), <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensile_structure>.
APA Format
Tensile Structure. (2010, June 18). Retrieved April 24, 2014, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensile_structure
Chicago Format
Wikipedia. Tensile Structure. Wikipedia, June 18, 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensile_structure (accessed 24 April 2014).
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Tensile Structure. Wikipedia, 2010. 18 June 2010. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensile_structure>.
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