Episode 9: Structural engineering and coordinates

11.14.2014 - By Taking Maths Further Podcast

Download our free app to listen on your phone

This week the topic was coordinate geometry and structural engineering. We interviewed John Read, who’s a structural engineer, about his work and how he uses mathematics to design structures and buildings. Interesting links:What do structural engineers do?, at the Institute of Structural Engineers websiteStructural engineering, on WikipediaIntroduction to coordinate geometry, at Maths Open ReferenceCoordinates revision at GCSE Bitesize Puzzle:A square has one corner is at coordinates (1,12) and the corner opposite it is at coordinates (22,15). Calculate the coordinates of the other two corners. What is the area of the square? Solution: Show/Hide

More episodes from Taking Maths Further Podcast