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Architects for Peace
mathematics in architecture courses
edited June 2007
I was wondering how much mathematics is in an architecture course? do you need to be a maths wizz?
edited January 1970
I take it you ask with respect to understanding/calculating structural loads in which case:
no, not a wizard. You will build an appreciation for what is and isn't feasible as you progress though. I'm in my final year now and while I recall we had some mathematical subjects in first year (and second?) it wasn't carried through the course.
And rightly so - the maths employed day to day in an architectural practice is well within the capacity of anyone enrolled in a university. Of course higher maths could be employed in the inception and investigation of an architectural concept, but only if you want to!
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