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Symmetry

Author: Hermann Weyl
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1952.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dr. Weyl presents a masterful and fascinating survey of the applications of the principle of symmetry in sculpture, painting, architecture, ornament, and design; its manifestations in organic and inorganic nature; and its philosophical and mathematical significance. -- Scientific American.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955.
Symmetry.
Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1952
(OCoLC)647068269
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann Weyl
ISBN: 0691023743 9780691023748 0691080453 9780691080451
OCLC Number: 374835
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Bilateral symmetry --
Translatory, rotational, and related symmetries --
Ornamental symmetry --
Crystals: the general mathematical idea of symmetry --
Determination of all finite groups of proper rotation in 3-space --
Inclusion of improper rotations.
Responsibility: by Hermann Weyl.

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Defines symmetry through a discussion of its many uses in a wide variety of fields both academic and natural.  Read more...

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"This short book on a vast subject is the work of a master. With a few sure and authoritative words [Weyl] gives us the heart of the matter. There is no book ... quite like this one on the subject of Read more...

 
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