ERIC Number: EJ445077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Mathematics in Use: Suspension Bridges.
Ginther, John L.
Mathematics and Computer Education, v26 n1 p74-82 Win 1992
Reviews the mathematics utilized in the design and construction of suspension bridges, in general, then illustrates these mathematical concepts by examining data associated with the Mackinac Bridge, which connects the two peninsulas of Michigan. Emphasizes the strong interest factor these gigantic structures have for students by attaching a sense of realism to the theory involved. (12 references) (Author/JJK)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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