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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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conway, John H.
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1968-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burgiel, Heidi
  • Goodman-Strauss, Chaim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Symmetry (Mathematics)
  • Geometry
  • Shapes
  • Geometry
  • Shapes
  • Symmetry (Mathematics)
  • Mathematik
  • Symmetrie
  • Geometrie
  • Symmetrie
  • Geometrie
  • Symmetrie
  • Symmetriegruppe
  • Symmetrie
  • Mathematik
  • Mathematik
  • Symmetri
Label
The symmetries of things, John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strauss
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip084/2007046446.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Symmetries -- Planar patterns -- The magic theorem -- The spherical patterns -- Frieze patterns -- Why the magic theorems work -- Euler's map theorem -- Classification of surfaces -- Orbifolds -- Presenting presentations -- Twofold colorations -- Threefold colorings of plane patterns -- Other primefold colorings -- Searching for relations -- Types of tilings -- Abstract groups -- Introducing hyperbolic groups -- More on hyperbolic groups -- Archimedean tilings -- Generalized Schläfli symbols -- Naming Archimedian and Catalan polyhedra and tilings -- The 35 "prime" space groups -- Objects with prime symmetry -- Flat universes -- The 184 composite space groups -- Higher still
Control code
ocn181862605
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 426 pages
Isbn
9781568812205
Lccn
2007046446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781568812205
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o181862605
  • (OCoLC)181862605
Label
The symmetries of things, John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strauss
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip084/2007046446.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Symmetries -- Planar patterns -- The magic theorem -- The spherical patterns -- Frieze patterns -- Why the magic theorems work -- Euler's map theorem -- Classification of surfaces -- Orbifolds -- Presenting presentations -- Twofold colorations -- Threefold colorings of plane patterns -- Other primefold colorings -- Searching for relations -- Types of tilings -- Abstract groups -- Introducing hyperbolic groups -- More on hyperbolic groups -- Archimedean tilings -- Generalized Schläfli symbols -- Naming Archimedian and Catalan polyhedra and tilings -- The 35 "prime" space groups -- Objects with prime symmetry -- Flat universes -- The 184 composite space groups -- Higher still
Control code
ocn181862605
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 426 pages
Isbn
9781568812205
Lccn
2007046446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781568812205
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o181862605
  • (OCoLC)181862605

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