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Symmetry is one of the ideas by which man through the ages has tried to comprehend and create order, beauty, and perfection. Starting from the view that symmetry = harmony of proportions, this book gradually develops first the geometric concept of symmetry in its several forms as bilateral, translatory, rotational, ornamental, and crystallographic symmetry, and finally rises to the general abstract mathematical idea underlying all these special forms. This first paperback version of Hermann Weyl’s widely-read essay includes the beautiful illustrations of the cloth cover edition.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Frontispiece, Copyright
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  1. Preface and Biographic Remarks
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Bilateral symmetry
  2. pp. 3-40
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  1. Translatory, rotational, and related symmetries
  2. pp. 41-82
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  1. Ornamental symmetry
  2. pp. 83-118
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  1. Crystals. The general mathematical idea of symmetry
  2. pp. 119-146
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 147-148
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  1. A. Determination of all finite groups of proper rotations in 3-space
  2. pp. 149-154
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  1. B. Inclusion of improper rotations
  2. pp. 155-156
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 157-160
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 161-168
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400874347
Related ISBN
9780691023748
MARC Record
OCLC
681039985
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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