h) Vectors & Forces

Vector science is also basic building theory because forces are vectors (have magnitude & direction.
We have an intuitive understanding of how forces act on a body if we have lots of physical experience with building.  But if we don't (& to improve on our intuition) knowing some basic vector science can help us avoid many common (& some potentially disastrous) mistakes in building.

Vectors are useful in figuring out how to build structures with the maximum strength & minimum materials.

... to be continued


Vector Analysis Summary for Physics Students - the beginning bit is basic, 
the rest a little more complex ... 

Marshmallow Towers

Also see TED Talk related to this under Innovation

Spaghetti Structure Challenge

there's a whole lot of spaghetti structure videos in YouTube!

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