By Angelo Alessandro Mazzotti

This is the single publication devoted to the Geometry of Polycentric Ovals. It contains challenge fixing structures and mathematical formulation. For a person drawn to drawing or spotting an oval, this e-book provides all of the worthy building and calculation instruments. greater than 30 uncomplicated building difficulties are solved, with references to Geogebra animation video clips, plus the answer to the body challenge and options to the Stadium Problem.

A bankruptcy (co-written with Margherita Caputo) is devoted to fully new hypotheses at the undertaking of Borromini’s oval dome of the church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane in Rome. one other one provides the case learn of the Colosseum as an instance of ovals with 8 centres.

The e-book is exclusive and new in its style: unique contributions upload as much as approximately 60% of the entire booklet, the remainder being taken from released literature (and commonly from different paintings by means of a similar author).

The fundamental viewers is: architects, photo designers, business designers, structure historians, civil engineers; furthermore, the systematic approach within which the ebook is organised can make it a significant other to a textbook on descriptive geometry or on CAD.

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4. 3 Inscribing and Circumscribing Ovals: The Frame Problem 55 Fig. 39 A solution to the inverse frame problem choosing first A then B on the green segments Fig. 40 A solution to the inverse frame problem choosing B and then A on the green segments 56 3 yð j þ bÞ þ Ruler/Compass Constructions of Simple Ovals pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ ðb À yÞðb þ y þ 2jÞ < a < bð2j þ bÞ: j þ y Both inequalities will be proved in Chap. 4. 4 The Stadium Problem and the Running Track Polycentric ovals were popular when it came to planning amphitheatres (see also Sect.

43). The intermediate ones will also have the same set of centres. These are called concentric ovals, and Sect. 4 is devoted to them. This was the most common choice in roman amphitheatres, as we will show in the case study of the Colosseum, in Chap. 8, although with 8-centre ovals. But two pairs of concentric ovals probably also appear in Borromini’s project for San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane as suggested at the end of Sect. 4. A third possibility is again to start with an oval inscribed in the outer rectangle and then to project the outer rectangle and create a solvable Frame Problem (see previous section) around the inner rectangle, in order to find a circumscribing oval.

Point C can be also chosen on the other side of the tangent through D, but in that case the possible choices for the tangent through C are more limited. We believe that the above limitations for C are somewhat conservative, but further investigations need to be made. 48 3 Ruler/Compass Constructions of Simple Ovals Fig. 28 Construction U29 A lot more combinations of the parameters listed can be chosen, and constructions found, using the new tool of the CL and its properties along with the previously known properties and constructions.