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Miles of tiles

Author: Charles Radin
Publisher: Providence, RI : American Mathematical Society, ©1999.
Series: Student mathematical library, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tries to display the value (and joy!) of starting from a mathematically amorphous problem and combining ideas from diverse sources to produce new and significant mathematics - mathematics unforeseen  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Radin
ISBN: 082181933X 9780821819333
OCLC Number: 40964783
Description: xii, 120 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Ergodic Theory --
1. The idea behind ergodic theory --
2. Some mathematical structure --
3. Substitution tilings --
4. Finite type tilings --
Ch. 2. Physics (for Mathematicians) --
1. Diffraction of light waves --
2. Statistical mechanics --
Ch. 3. Order --
1. Spectrum and order --
Ch. 4. Symmetry --
1. Substitution and rotational symmetry --
2. Spectrum and X-rays --
3. 3-dimensional models --
Ch. 5. Conclusion --
App. I. Geometry --
App. II. Algebra --
App. III. Analysis.
Series Title: Student mathematical library, v. 1.
Responsibility: Charles Radin.

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