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Thomas Young and the theory of structures 1807-2007

As the the Institution of Civil Engineers celebrates the birth of Thomas Telford and the Institution of Structural Engineers celebrates its own centenary, engineers might be forgiven for overlooking another significant anniversary: 2007 is the bicentenary of a remarkable scientific publication which set out much of the structural theory modern engineers rely on today in their daily work: Thomas Young’s A Course of Lectures on Natural Philosophy and Mechanical Arts. Alasdair N. Beal, BSc, CEng, MICE, FIStructE Thomasons LLP