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Aeronautics and Astronautics Introductory Courses

AA 113N. Structures: Why Things Don't (and Sometimes Do) Fall Down

(F,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to freshmen. How structures created by nature or built by human beings keep things up and keep things in. Topics: nature's structures from microorganisms to large vertebrae; buildings from ancient dwellings to modern skyscrapers; spacecraft and airplanes; boats from ancient times to America's Cup sailboats, and how they win or break; sports equipment from Odysseus's bow to modern skis; and biomedical devices including bone replacements and cardiovascular stents. How composite materials are used to make a structure light and strong. GER:DB-EngrAppSci

3 units, Win (Springer, G)

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