The Symmetries of Things

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ISBN-13: 9781568812205
ISBN-10: 1568812205
Edition: 1
Author: John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strauss
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press
Format: Hardcover 448 pages
Category: General
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ISBN-13: 9781568812205
ISBN-10: 1568812205
Edition: 1
Author: John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strauss
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press
Format: Hardcover 448 pages
Category: General

Summary

Acknowledged authors John H. Conway , Heidi Burgiel , Chaim Goodman-Strauss wrote The Symmetries of Things comprising 448 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1568812205 and 9781568812205. Since then The Symmetries of Things textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 41.97 or rent at the marketplace.

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Start with a single shape. Repeat it in some way―translation, reflection over a line, rotation around a point―and you have created symmetry.

Symmetry is a fundamental phenomenon in art, science, and nature that has been captured, described, and analyzed using mathematical concepts for a long time. Inspired by the geometric intuition of Bill Thurston and empowered by his own analytical skills, John Conway, with his coauthors, has developed a comprehensive mathematical theory of symmetry that allows the description and classification of symmetries in numerous geometric environments.

This richly and compellingly illustrated book addresses the phenomenological, analytical, and mathematical aspects of symmetry on three levels that build on one another and will speak to interested lay people, artists, working mathematicians, and researchers.

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