IJPAM: Volume 85, No. 5 (2013)


Yutaka Nishiyama
Department of Business Information
Faculty of Information Management
Osaka University of Economics
2, Osumi Higashiyodogawa Osaka, 533-8533, JAPAN

Abstract. Japanese buildings are constructed with straight lines. European buildings however, tend to have arched rather than straight horizontal lines. Roofs, window frames and the tops of doors are often arched. European buildings are made not from wood but from stone. The reason for these differences is explained by mechanical theory.

Received: January 17, 2013

AMS Subject Classification: 51A02, 00A09, 97A20

Key Words and Phrases: earthquake, architecture of window frame, curves and straight lines, culture of stone architecture

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DOI: 10.12732/ijpam.v85i5.5 How to cite this paper?
International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN printed version: 1311-8080
ISSN on-line version: 1314-3395
Year: 2013
Volume: 85
Issue: 5