Groups and Symmetry: A Guide to Discovering Mathematics (Mathematical World)

Groups and Symmetry: A Guide to Discovering Mathematics (Mathematical World)

By: D. W. Farmer (author)Paperback

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Description

In most mathematics textbooks, the most exciting part of mathematics - the process of invention and discovery - is completely hidden from the reader. The aim of ""Groups and Symmetry"" is to change all that. By means of a series of carefully selected tasks, this book leads readers to discover some real mathematics. There are no formulas to memorize; no procedures to follow. The book is a guide: Its job is to start you in the right direction and to bring you back if you stray too far. Discovery is left to you. Suitable for a one-semester course at the beginning undergraduate level, there are no prerequisites for understanding the text. Any college student interested in discovering the beauty of mathematics will enjoy a course taught from this book. The book has also been used successfully with non science students who want to fulfill a science requirement. Also available from the AMS by David W. Farmer is ""Knots and Surfaces: A Guide to Discovering Mathematics"".

Contents

Squares, hexagons, and triangles The rigid motions of the plane Finite figures Strip patterns Wallpatterns Finite groups Cayley diagrams Symmetry in the real world Bibliography Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780821804506
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 102
  • ID: 9780821804506
  • ISBN10: 0821804502

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