The Resource The symmetries of things, John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strauss

The symmetries of things, John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strauss

Label
The symmetries of things
Title
The symmetries of things
Statement of responsibility
John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strauss
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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, together 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
516/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA174.7.S96
LC item number
C66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The symmetries of things, John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strauss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-421) and index
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Contents
I. Symmetries of Finite Objects and Plane Repeating Patterns -- 1. Symmetries -- 2. Planar Patterns -- 3. The Magic Theorem -- 4. The Spherical Patterns -- 5. Frieze Patterns -- 6. Why the Magic Theorems Work -- 7. Euler's Map Theorem -- 8. Classification of Surfaces -- 9. Orbifolds -- II. Color Symmetry, Group Theory, and Tilings -- 10. Presenting Presentations -- 11. Twofold Colorations -- 12. Threefold Colorings of Plane Patterns -- 13. Other Primefold Colorings -- 14. Searching for Relations -- 15. Types of Tilings -- 16. Abstract Groups -- III. Repeating Patterns in Other Spaces -- 17. Introducing Hyperbolic Groups -- 18. More on Hyperbolic Groups -- 19. Archimedean Tilings -- 20. Generalized Schlafli Symbols -- 21. Naming Archimedean and Catalan Polyhedra and Tilings -- 22. The 35 "Prime" Space Groups -- 23. Objects with Prime Symmetry -- 24. Flat Universes -- 25. The 184 Composite Space Groups -- 26. Higher Still -- A. Other Notations For the Plane and Spherical Groups
Control code
000042401673
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 426 p.
Isbn
9781568812205
Lccn
2007046446
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
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System control number
  • rm23295636
  • (OCoLC)181862605

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