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Dimitrios S. Dendrinos
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The paper explores the use of shadows in the very design of Classical Greek temples. It also analyzes the role of cast-off and carry-on shadows in the Temples' morphology by utilizing the author's General Dynamical Theory of Shadows. Further, the paper produces a comparative analysis of five Classical Greek Temples. It also supplies an new angle to the Parthenon Marbles' inappropriate housing in Museums
A novel view of the Parthenon’s structure is taken in this paper. Instead of analyzing the Parthenon’s final configuration, either in its various reconstructions or in its current condition, the study draws the Temple’s 3-d skeletal structure. Based on that sketch plan, the Parthenon’s modulus and its grid pattern are derived. In closely examining this skeletal morphology, a number of findings emerge. The Parthenon was built on the basis of a critical ratio and a set of inter-connected angles, generated by following a set of instructions. Utilizing the sketch plan (the Parthenon’s skeleton), the paper provides a mathematical optimization formulation, involving an objective function and a set of constraints. On the basis of that problem, one can derive, through the associated efficiency conditions, the entire Parthenon structure. Along the way, some topics of mathematical interest are presented and partially elaborated. Suggestions for further research are also provided.
The paper addresses the fuzzy nature of shadows cast by Neolithic monuments. It presents a mathematical theory of fuzzy shadows, and extends a previous paper by the author of a General Dynamical Theory of Shadows. That original paper is found at the site academia.edu here: https://www.academia.edu/31671102/ON_THE_FUZZY_NATURE_OF_SHADOWS and also here at researchgate.net here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317506046_On_the_Monoliths'_Shadows
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The paper is an updated version of the December 2, 2017 paper under an identical title by this author. It incorporates in it exact measurements of the ring (received by the author on December 3, 2017). The paper strengthens and expands on the findings of the previous paper, as well as it amends and extends the prior analysis. Editorial corrections are also carried out.
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The paper extensively expands on and revises a prior paper by this author on the subject of the Kasta Tumulus form and design. It advances the propositions that, first, the ground elliptical shape of the Tumulus in combination with the tomb's modulus records the Earth's elliptical orbit around the Sun; second, that the 3-d shape of the Tumulus stands for the Earth's ellipsoidal shape; and third, that either mathematician Menaechmus or Callipus were behind the Mathematics and Astronomy of the monument. The paper is a revised version of the author's February 17, 2016 paper: https://www.academia.edu/22103391/The_Earths_orbit_around_the_Sun_and_the_Tumulus_at_Kasta._Update_1
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This paper updates the content, and slightly adds editorial corrections to the previous paper by the author found here: https://www.academia.edu/20085640/The_Mathematics_and_Astronomy_in_Tutankhamuns_Mask._For_an_updated_version_see_that_of_January_19_2016