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

ISBN-10: 1568812205

ISBN-13: 9781568812205

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

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

This richly and compellingly illustrated booklet addresses the phenomenological, analytical, and mathematical points of symmetry on 3 degrees that construct on each other and should converse to lay humans, artists, operating mathematicians, and researchers.