Plane



In mathematics, a plane is any flat surface that can be described with two Cartesian coordinates, hence the designation of a plane as two dimensional. The traditional concept of a plane is limited to these two dimensions only, hence is an abstract concept that cannot be constructed with real materials. Read here about tensegrity structures deployed in such a way as to define a plane, or a flat continuous space, though such a structure will also have depth.

This is a stub: see floor, wall.



Portal To Basic Concepts
A series of pages addressing critical concepts; see also the index.

Tensegrity> Benefits, Chronology, Definitions, Dynamics, Force, Geodesic Dome, Humor, Mast, Nexorade, Prestress, Pneumatics, prestress, Stability, Stiffness, Stress, Videos
Compression> Strut: Curved, Linear, Nucleated, Ring, Spring
Tension> Floating, Tendon, Membrane, Wire Roap, Materials

Forms> Bicycle wheel, Buckminsterfullerene, Folding, Musical instruments, Plane, Prism, Skew, Specific Strength, Springs, Torus, Tuning, Wall, Weaving
Materials> Bone, DNA, Fabric, Glass, Inox, Integrin, Spring, Tendon Materials, Wire Roap
Founders> Fuller, Snelson