La Tour Eiffel

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La Tour Eiffel

The Eiffel Tower was built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution. The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII of England, opened the tower. Of the 700 proposals submitted in a design competition, Gustave Eiffel's was unanimously chosen. In 1889, Gustave Eiffel began to fit the peak of the tower as an observation station to measure the speed of wind. He also encouraged several scientific experiments including Foucault's giant pendulum, a mercury barometer and the first experiment of radio transmision.


Is the capital and most populous city of France. It is situated on the River Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of the Île-de-France region

The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower from 1887 to 1889


The tower moves in windy weather. In fact, the tower moved 13 centimeters during a severe storm in 1999.

Relation with Algebra:

When someone builds a monument they need specific points located in space, symmetry and equation with slopes so that the lines are equal in both sides. The Eiffel Tower relates to Algebra because in order to build it the architects needed to have specific points in space so that the tower was symetric and straight. Algebra is also needed in their design to correct the mistakes or flaws that the monument could have.

La Tour Eiffel


The Eiffel Tower:

By: Sara Rodriguez, Arlet Salguero, Pamela Mencos

f the 7.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity used annually in Paris , 580 thousand are used exclusively to illuminate the tower.

The sun also causes the tower to grow about 6 inches.


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