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Buckminster Fuller coined the term and attempted to define its scope in his two-volume work Synergetics.
Frequency and size are the same phenomenon. The nicest is portable, made of the highest quality, light weight alloys, easily affordable and assembles almost anywhere on the planet by the average human and friends in about a day. Why does he so often make use of square root of 2, and to approximations of pi?
The canonical tetrahedron has a volume of one. Tetrahedral mensuration also involved substituting what Fuller called the “isotropic vector matrix” IVM for the standard XYZ coordinate system, as his principal conceptual backdrop for special case physicality:.
If this is so, then shouldn’t it be the case that we could take any experience including any thought or line of thought and in some sense map it onto the Jitterbug? I don’t think Sz numbers make the number theory idea of irrationals go away.
Sep 30, Addy rated it it was amazing. Look through Fuller, and you never see as least not to my recollection two such figures. No time for that. We must make do with good approximations.
Snow’s “two cultures” and result in a greater level of scientific literacy in the general population. The constraints I have arbitrarily placed require that the polyhedron be formed by a whole number of equivalent triangles placed about a center point.
Preview — Synergetics by R. Though I agree with this in principle, I’ve never seen anyone actually use it for this purpose.
He uses the golden ratio phi — not pi to scale T modules. Bucky’s argument that nature does not use irrational numbers is pretty straightforward: I attach below my own specimen of fullerspeak, written in the best syner-linguistics I could muster. Sz — Fuller suggests would rationalize trigonometry.
Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking
Again, I think it a matter of perspective. Sep 24, Paul Brooks rated it it was amazing. You can make all sorts of polyhedra quickly and cheaply. That is space, the field of potential experience, I would say. Using your stock of newly created struts, secure the ends to form joints using more masking tape.
Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking by R. Buckminster Fuller
As the frequency of triangular subdivisions of spherical constellation of omnitriangulated points approaches subvisibility, the difference between the sums of the angles around all the vertex points and the numbers of vertexes, multiplied by degrees, remains constantly degrees, which is the sum of the angles of two times unity of degreeswhich equals one tetrahedron.
Yasushi Kajikawa of the Synergetics Institute in Japan has a competing module set for assembling 5-fold symmetric shapes, and a hypercard stack for the Macintosh to show how it works.
A third consequence of switching to tetrahedral mensuration was Fuller’s review of the standard “dimension” concept. Systems are spherical networks of interrelated points of interest. As the triangles get smaller, their numbers multiply exponentially, hence the fractal-like self-similar nature of the algorithm.
Now imagine the mid-edges of the square moving out to touch the circle, making 4 triangles using each of the square’s edges as a base.
Despite reading horror stories of the book being utterly incomprehensible, I managed to get a good sense of what Bucky describes in Synergetics. Several authors have syhergetics to characterize the importance of synergetics.
The IVM scaffolding or skeletal framework was defined by cubic closest packed spheres CCPalternatively known as the FCC or face-centered cubic lattice, or as the octet truss in architecture on which Fuller held a patent.
Karina Rivadeneyra rated it it was amazing Apr 29, Any mass infusion of domed domiciles would be televised for sure. He seems not to have applied for a patent and the tetrahedronal tower was dismantled after a decade. Adding lots of primes makes some sense, and a screen with that many pixels could certainly give us adequate resolution to submolecular levels, all with whole number coordinates.
By contrast, his other books are about his more practical, everyday-life inventions and philosophies. I have never really finished this book but I have tried many times out of a strange curiosity and these are the sections I totally respect.
The pebble goes to the bottom closer to the centre of gravity of the earth! Dawn rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Buckminster Fuller in his two books Synergetics: Fuller called himself a “comprehensivist”, one who holds a comprehensive perspective that seeks to synthesize apparent “parts” into an ever-unifying wholistic understanding.
What are we to make, for instance, of Synergeticz Graham Bell’s infatuation about the tetrahedron? An example of measurement rationalization can be seen when moving from a relatively large base unit – the inch – to a relatively small one – the millimeter.