CE 371 Structural Analysis I

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   Instructor: Ayhan Irfanoglu

   ayhan at purdue.edu; HAMP 4117; Ph: (765) 496-8270


   Teaching Assistant: Saket Kumar

    kumar258 at purdue.edu; HAMP 4129; Ph: (765) 496-3372  





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Interesting Stuff

Question: Is the exact analysis of an approximate model an approximate analysis of the exact model?

"All analyses are based on some assumptions which are not quite in accordance with the facts. From this, however, it does not follow that the conclusions of the analysis are not very close to the facts."

- Hardy Cross


Dragline: Why you got to go and say fifty eggs for? Why not thirty-five or thirty-nine?

Luke: I thought it was a nice round number.

[from Cool Hand Luke]


"One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it."

- Persian proverb


"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality." 

- A. Einstein


"It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible."

- Aristotle



last update: 10 May 2017

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