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written by Prof. Dr. Konrad Polthier
This webpage from the Free University in Berlin introduces a large site on the use of tension structures in architecture, and the relationship of these structures to soap films. Various pages discuss the applications of soap film shapes to architecture and crystallography, and also how they are investigated by mathematicians. The numerous sections contain many photographs and illustrations.
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Courtesy of: Konrad Polthier
Keywords: architecture, crystallography, soap films, tension structures
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 8, 2010 by Foha Rafiq
Record Updated: Jul 09, 2010 by Ed Lee
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K. Polthier, (2008), WWW Document, (http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/polthier/booklet/intro.html).
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K. Polthier, Touching Soap Films (2008), <http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/polthier/booklet/intro.html>.
APA Format
Polthier, K. (2008, February 8). Touching Soap Films. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/polthier/booklet/intro.html
Chicago Format
Polthier, Konrad. Touching Soap Films. February 8, 2008. http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/polthier/booklet/intro.html (accessed 24 July 2024).
MLA Format
Polthier, Konrad. Touching Soap Films. 2008. 8 Feb. 2008. 24 July 2024 <http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/polthier/booklet/intro.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Konrad Polthier", Title = {Touching Soap Films}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {24 July 2024}, Month = {February 8, 2008}, Year = {2008} }
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