Last Updated: Oct 28, 2014
Call Number: OVR 721 M117b
Publication Date: 2000.
- Arch (illustrated article from Access Science)
This technical article shows different types of arches and the forces at play in their construction. (Access Science requires that you be on campus or logged in; email the librarians for the password if you are off campus.)
- Physics of Stone Arches (PBS/NOVA)
This is a fun interactive arch-building activity, though the editors note that "does not completely reflect real-world physics."
- Arch Bridge (PBS)
David Macaulay explains how arches keep from falling with some fun illustrations.
Stonemason Mike Haduck of Pennsylvania demonstrates step by step how he constructs a stone arch over a fireplace.