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Geometric Symmetry

  • Date Published: January 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521093019

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  • Symmetry is of interest in two ways, artistic and mathematical. It underlies much scientific thought, playing an important role in chemistry and atomic physics, and a dominant one in crystallography. It is important in architectural and engineering design and particularly in the decorative arts. This book provides a comprehensive account of symmetry in a form acceptable to readers without much detailed mathematical knowledge or experience who nevertheless want to understand the basic principles of the subject. It will be useful in school and other libraries and as preliminary reading for students of crystallography. The treatment is geometrical, which should appeal to art students and to readers whose mathematical interests are that way inclined.

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    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521093019
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Reflexions and rotations
    2. Finite patterns in the plane
    3. Frieze patterns
    4. Wallpaper patterns
    5. Finite objects in three dimensions
    6. Rod patterns
    7. Layer patterns
    8. Space patterns
    9. Patterns allowing continuous movement
    10. Dilation symmetry
    11. Colour symmetry
    12. Classifying and identifying plane patterns
    13. Making patterns
    14. Movements in the plane
    15. Symmetry groups. Point groups
    16 Line groups in two dimensions
    17. Nets
    18. Plane groups in two dimensions
    19. Movements in three dimensions
    20. Point groups in three dimensions
    21. Line groups in three dimensions
    22. Plane groups in three dimensions
    23. Lattices
    24. Space groups I
    25. Space groups II
    26. Limiting groups
    27. Colour symmetry.

  • Authors

    E. H. Lockwood

    R. H. MacMillan

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