Learn Rigging Math the Easy Way with Rigging Math Made Simple 4th Edition by Delbert L Hall and Brian Sickles
H1 Rigging Math Made Simple 4th Edition: A Review --- --- H2 Introduction H3 What is rigging math and why is it important? H3 Who is Delbert L Hall and what is his background? H3 What are the main features and benefits of the book? H2 Content and Structure H3 How is the book organized and what topics does it cover? H3 What are some of the key concepts and formulas explained in the book? H3 How does the book use examples and diagrams to illustrate rigging math? H2 Audience and Style H3 Who is the intended audience and level of the book? H3 How does the book use a conversational and informal tone to engage the reader? H3 How does the book use rhetorical questions and analogies to make rigging math simple? H2 Conclusion H3 What are the main takeaways and recommendations from the book? H3 How can the reader get more information or purchase the book? And here is the article I wrote based on the outline: # Rigging Math Made Simple 4th Edition: A Review ## Introduction ### What is rigging math and why is it important? Rigging math is the application of mathematics to the design, installation, operation and maintenance of stage machinery and scenery. It involves calculating forces, loads, angles, distances, weights, tensions, torques, vectors, trigonometry and more. Rigging math is important because it ensures safety, efficiency, accuracy and creativity in entertainment rigging (theatre and arena). ### Who is Delbert L Hall and what is his background? Delbert L Hall is a professor of theatre at East Tennessee State University, where he teaches courses in technical theatre, stagecraft, lighting design and rigging. He has over 40 years of experience in entertainment rigging as a rigger, consultant, trainer and author. He is also a certified rigger and an ETCP Recognized Trainer. ### What are the main features and benefits of the book? Rigging Math Made Simple 4th Edition is a book that aims to break down complex entertainment rigging calculations and make them easy to understand. It also provides hints for remembering many rigging formulas. The book has several features and benefits, such as: - It covers both theatre and arena rigging math - It uses simple language and clear explanations - It includes over 200 diagrams and illustrations - It contains over 100 examples and exercises - It offers online resources and solutions - It is updated with the latest standards and practices ## Content and Structure ### How is the book organized and what topics does it cover? The book is organized into 12 chapters that cover various topics related to rigging math. The chapters are: - Chapter 1: Introduction to Rigging Math - Chapter 2: Basic Math Review - Chapter 3: Working with Units - Chapter 4: Basic Rigging Formulas - Chapter 5: Vector Math - Chapter 6: Trigonometry - Chapter 7: Bridle Calculations - Chapter 8: Mechanical Advantage - Chapter 9: Counterweight Systems - Chapter 10: Loads on Beams - Chapter 11: Torque - Chapter 12: Miscellaneous Topics Each chapter begins with a summary of the objectives and key points, followed by detailed explanations, examples, diagrams, exercises and solutions. ### What are some of the key concepts and formulas explained in the book? The book explains many key concepts and formulas related to rigging math, such as: - How to convert units of measurement using conversion factors - How to calculate force, load, weight, tension, compression, shear, stress, strain and deflection using basic rigging formulas - How to use vector math to find resultant forces, components, angles and directions using graphical and analytical methods - How to use trigonometry to find unknown sides and angles of right triangles using SOHCAHTOA rules - How to calculate bridle lengths, tensions and angles using trigonometry or vector math - How to calculate mechanical advantage, efficiency and friction loss using simple machines such as pulleys, levers and gears - How to calculate counterweight requirements, arbor travel, line set capacity and trim height using counterweight system formulas - How to calculate loads on beams, reactions, bending moments and shear forces using statics principles - How to calculate torque, rotational force, angular velocity and acceleration using torque formulas - How to calculate other topics such as center of gravity, sling tension, catenary curve, pythagorean theorem and more ### How does the book use examples and diagrams to illustrate rigging math? The book uses over 200 diagrams and illustrations to help the reader visualize and understand rigging math. The diagrams show the geometry, dimensions, forces, vectors, angles and directions of various rigging scenarios. The illustrations show the real-world applications of rigging math in theatre and arena settings. The book also uses over 100 examples and exercises to demonstrate how to apply rigging math to solve practical problems. The examples show the steps, calculations and solutions of rigging math problems. The exercises provide practice questions and answers for the reader to test their knowledge and skills. ## Audience and Style ### Who is the intended audience and level of the book? The intended audience of the book is anyone who is interested in learning or improving their rigging math skills. The book is suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners of rigging math. The book is also useful for riggers, technicians, designers, managers, students, teachers and anyone involved in entertainment rigging. ### How does the book use a conversational and informal tone to engage the reader? The book uses a conversational and informal tone to engage the reader and make rigging math simple. The book uses personal pronouns, such as "you" and "we", to address the reader directly and create a friendly rapport. The book also uses simple language, short sentences, active voice, contractions and humor to make the text easy to read and understand. The book avoids jargon, technical terms and complex expressions that might confuse or intimidate the reader. ### How does the book use rhetorical questions and analogies to make rigging math simple? The book uses rhetorical questions and analogies to make rigging math simple. The book uses rhetorical questions, such as "Why do we need to know this?" or "How do we do this?", to introduce new topics or concepts, stimulate curiosity and guide the reader's thinking. The book also uses analogies, such as "Think of a vector as an arrow" or "A counterweight system is like a seesaw", to explain difficult or abstract ideas using familiar or concrete examples. ## Conclusion ### What are the main takeaways and recommendations from the book? The main takeaways and recommendations from the book are: - Rigging math is an essential skill for entertainment rigging - Rigging math can be learned and mastered by anyone with some basic math knowledge - Rigging math can be made simple by using formulas, examples, diagrams, hints and online resources - Rigging Math Made Simple 4th Edition is a comprehensive, clear and practical guide for learning or improving rigging math skills - Rigging Math Made Simple 4th Edition is highly recommended for anyone who wants to become a better rigger or learn more about rigging math ### How can the reader get more information or purchase the book? The reader can get more information or purchase the book by visiting the following websites: - Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Rigging-Math-Made-Simple-4th/dp/0997874619 - Spring Knoll Press: http://www.springknollpress.com/rigging-math-made-simple.html The reader can also contact the author Delbert L Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at http://faculty.etsu.edu/hall/. ## FAQs Here are some frequently asked questions about Rigging Math Made Simple 4th Edition: - Q: What is the difference between the 4th edition and the previous editions of the book? - A: The 4th edition has been updated with new content, examples, diagrams, exercises and solutions. It also includes online resources such as videos, spreadsheets and calculators. - Q: Do I need a calculator or a computer to use the book? - A: No, you don't need a calculator or a computer to use the book. You can do most of the calculations by hand or using mental math. However, you may find it helpful to use a calculator or a computer for some complex or large calculations. - Q: Do I need any prior knowledge or experience in rigging or math to use the book? - A: No, you don't need any prior knowledge or experience in rigging or math to use the book. The book assumes that you have some basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The book will teach you everything else you need to know about rigging math. - Q: Can I use the book for other types of rigging or math applications? - A: Yes, you can use the book for other types of rigging or math applications. The book covers general rigging and math principles that can be applied to various situations and fields. However, you may need to consult other sources or experts for specific or advanced rigging or math problems. - Q: How can I get feedback or help on my rigging math questions or exercises? - A: You can get feedback or help on your rigging math questions or exercises by using the online resources provided by the book, such as videos, spreadsheets and calculators. You can also join online forums or groups related to rigging math, such as https://www.facebook.com/groups/riggingmath/. You can also ask your peers, mentors, instructors or professionals for advice or assistance.