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Architecture and Trigonometry

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by Mary Pham on 19 February 2013

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Trigonometry and Architecture By: Mary Pham How IS Trigonometry used in Architecture? ? ? ? ? Trigonometry is used in Architecture to ensure that buildings
are built stably and to make sure they don't collapse.
For example, architects have to calculate exact angles of intersection for components of their structure to ensure stability and safety.
Instances of trigonometric use in architecture include arches, domes, support beams, and suspension bridges. A little about Architecture... Architects design buildings and other structures. In addition to considering the way these buildings and structures look, they also make sure they are functional, safe, economical and suit the needs of the people who use them.
The median annual wage of an architect in 2009 was $72,700. Architects who are just starting out or working as interns may make much less though, and more experienced architects can make as much as $140,000.
Architects not only draw the plans for the building but they have to make sure the building follows safety codes and they also have to plan the budget for the building. Education required: People who are interested in architecture should take
Physics
Trigonometry
Geometry
Pre-Calculus and Calculus
Engineering
3D-Design
Drawing
Architects are also required to have one of the following:
A 5 year Bachelor of Architecture programs
2-year Master of Architecture programs for students with a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture or a related area
Or 3 or 4-year Master of Architecture programs offered to students with degrees in other disciplines
In the United States those who want to provide architectural services must be licensed. To become licensed one must earn a professional degree in architecture, complete a period of practical training or internship, and pass all divisions of the ARE (Architect Registration Examination). Trigonometry in use: Trigonometry has been used in architecture as early as in Ancient Egypt. Take the pyramids for example, they had to have used the Pythagorean theorum, trigonometry, and simple algebra to have built such magnificent structures.
Architects may also use trigonometry for building flying buttresses.
Architects also use trigonometry to calculate the "pitch" or angle
of rooftops. Sources: "Real World Application of Trigonometry." Real World Application of Trigonometry. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
"How Do Architects Use Trigonometry? - Answers.Ask.com." How Do Architects Use Trigonometry? N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
"Architectural Technologist â Trigonometry and Geometry for the Architectural Technologist." Konstrukshon CPD Weblog Architectural Technologist Trigonometry and Geometry for the Architectural Technologist Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
"How Do Architects Use Trigonometry?" How Do Architects Use Trigonometry. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
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