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Introduction and Motivation

  • Robert E. Skelton
  • Mauricio C. de Oliveira
Chapter

Buckminister Fuller [Ful59, Sad96] coined the word tensegrity as a conjunction of the two words tension and integrity [Lal96]. Our interest is in engineering structures. Hence, to make progress for any precise mathematical work, the definition of the word tensegrity must be sharpened.

Keywords

Rigid Body Junctional Complex Minimal Mass Tensegrity Structure Tensegrity System 
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© Springer-Verlag US 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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