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Visual symmetry

Author: Magdolna Hargittai; István Hargittai
Publisher: Hackensack, N.J. ; Singapore : World Scientific, ©2009.
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Symmetry is as simple or as complicated as we are ready to absorb it in everything around us. From flowers to bridges, buildings, coke machines, and snowflakes; from molecules to walnuts, fences, pine cones, and sunflowers; from music to children's drawings; from hubcaps to bank logos, propellers, wallpaper decorations, and pavements, we recognize it if we walk around with open eyes and an open mind. This book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hargittai, Magdolna.
Visual symmetry.
Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2009
(DLC) 2009006808
(OCoLC)236344187
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Magdolna Hargittai; István Hargittai
ISBN: 9789812835321 9812835326
OCLC Number: 567643081
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages) : chiefly color illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Mirror symmetry. Floral kingdom. Animal kingdom. Human body. Architecture. Double-headed eagles. Music --
Chirality. La coupe du roi. Crystals, molecules, and medicine --
Multiple mirrors. Flowers and leaves. Man-made objects. Architecture. Snowflakes --
Rotational symmetry. Flowers. Rotating blades. Logos. Hubcaps. Sculptures. Architecture --
Shape and movement --
Polyhedra. Regular polyhedra. Star polyhedra. Semiregular polyhedra. Buckyballs. Molecules and walnuts --
Repetitions. Similarity symmetry --
Helical symmetry. Proteins and nucleic acids. Two-dimensional spirals. Further three-dimensional spirals. Phyllotaxy --
Planar patterns. Facades --
Crystals. Quasicrystals --
Antisymmetry.
Responsibility: Magdolna Hargittai, István Hargittai.

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