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Design and math

1. ARITHMETIC SEQUENCES

A following of one thing after another; succession.
an = a1 + (n - 1)d

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These columns are assembled in a sequence in each floor to support the floor above.


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2. PARABOLAS
y=x^2

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Parabolas


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The McDonlad's symbol is well-known as two upside down parabolas, which create an M


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The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO. uses an upside down parabola to create a sence of a "gateway" or door to the west

3. GEOMETRIC SHAPES

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Pyramids show us the use of the triangle in a 3-D form. This specific pyramids also show a sequence of 3


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Epcot center shows the use of a sphere as a design method


4. CALCULATING SPACE AND TIME

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This is Chichen itza in the Yucatan Peninsula in mexico. On both Equinoxes, the serpent is shown due to the correct placement of the sun. If you cannot tell, the serpent's head is on the bottom of the pyramid and the serpent is moving down.