By John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strauss

ISBN-10: 1568812205

ISBN-13: 9781568812205

Begin with a unmarried form. Repeat it in a few way—translation, mirrored image over a line, rotation round a point—and you've gotten created symmetry.

Symmetry is a primary phenomenon in paintings, technology, and nature that has been captured, defined, and analyzed utilizing mathematical techniques for a very long time. encouraged through the geometric instinct of invoice Thurston and empowered by way of his personal analytical talents, John Conway, together with his coauthors, has constructed a complete mathematical thought of symmetry that permits the outline and type of symmetries in different geometric environments.

This richly and compellingly illustrated e-book addresses the phenomenological, analytical, and mathematical points of symmetry on 3 degrees that construct on each other and may communicate to lay humans, artists, operating mathematicians, and researchers.