Undergraduate Studies

School of Architecture - Technical University of Crete

Mathematics for Architects

The purpose of this course is the study of basic mathematical concepts that are necessary for the understanding of problems of structural design.

The course covers the following: Trigonometry. Conic sections. Optimization problems using derivatives. The exhaustion method of Archimedes. Surface area and volume of a solid by using integrals. Arc length. Second order ordinary differential equations. Systems of linear equations. Inner and cross product and applications. Coordinate systems: Cartesian, spherical, polar, cylindrical. Second order surfaces.  Moments, gravity center.



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