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published by the Research Foundation of the State of New York
This website, produced by MCEER, provides an explanation of how buildings typically respond to earthquakes.  The article discusses physics concepts such as Newton's Laws, inertial forces, and the frequency and period of buildings.  Material properties including stiffness, ductility, and damping are also discussed in terms of their influence on building responses to earthquakes.
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Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Applications of Newton's Laws
Other Sciences
- Engineering
- Geoscience
Waves and Pendula
- Oscillations
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- Lower Undergraduate
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2007
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Keywords: damping, earthquake, inertia, material science, resonance, structure, tremor
Record Creator: Metadata instance created May 22, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: May 23, 2007 by Ed Lee
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(Research Foundation of the State of New York, Buffalo, 2007), WWW Document, (http://mceer.buffalo.edu/Infoservice/Reference_Services/BuildingRespondEQ.asp).
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How Buildings Respond to Earthquakes, (Research Foundation of the State of New York, Buffalo, 2007), <http://mceer.buffalo.edu/Infoservice/Reference_Services/BuildingRespondEQ.asp>.
APA Format
How Buildings Respond to Earthquakes. (2007). Retrieved October 1, 2014, from Research Foundation of the State of New York: http://mceer.buffalo.edu/Infoservice/Reference_Services/BuildingRespondEQ.asp
Chicago Format
Research Foundation of the State of New York. How Buildings Respond to Earthquakes. Buffalo: Research Foundation of the State of New York, 2007. http://mceer.buffalo.edu/Infoservice/Reference_Services/BuildingRespondEQ.asp (accessed 1 October 2014).
MLA Format
How Buildings Respond to Earthquakes. Buffalo: Research Foundation of the State of New York, 2007. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://mceer.buffalo.edu/Infoservice/Reference_Services/BuildingRespondEQ.asp>.
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