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Symmetry

Symmetry

The Ordering Principle

  • Author: David Wade
  • Publisher: Wooden Books
  • ISBN: 1912706040
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 64
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Why on earth do cars have the same symmetry as dragonflies? Is there really a beautiful swirling pattern lurking in every dripping tap? What do insect eggs have in common with planets, and why? In this exquisite book, the smallest and most concise ever produced, designer David Wade introduces the main principles of symmetry, and shows how, despite opinions over exactly what it is, symmetry can be found in almost every corner of science, nature and human culture. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Sacred Geometry

Sacred Geometry

  • Author: Miranda Lundy
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802713823
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 64
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A unique introduction to this most ancient and timeless of universal sciences.

The Golden Section

The Golden Section

Nature's Greatest Secret

  • Author: Scott Olson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802715397
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 58
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Tells the story of the golden section, a line segment divided into two parts such that the ratio of the short portion to the longer portion is equal to the ratio of the longer portion to the whole, and its impact on civilization and the natural world.

Harmonograph

Harmonograph

A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music

  • Author: Anthony Ashton
  • Publisher: Wooden Books
  • ISBN: 1912706059
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 64
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Why did Pythagoras pause outside a Blacksmith's workshop? Can the nature of Harmony really be understood visually? Why do harmonies leave gaps or 'commas' when added together? In this charming little book Anthony Ashton uses a Victorian device called a Harmonograph to tell the story of Harmony and the intervals in the scale. With useful appendices and exquisite line drawings this is a unique and original introduction to this timeless subject. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Platonic & Archimedean Solids

Platonic & Archimedean Solids

  • Author: Daud Sutton
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802713866
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 58
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Looks at the relationship between the five Platonic and thirteen Archimedean solids.

Perspective and Other Optical Illusions

Perspective and Other Optical Illusions

  • Author: Phoebe McNaughten
  • Publisher: Wooden Books
  • ISBN: 1912706008
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 64
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Do things always look smaller when they are further away? Can something be clearly visible but not there at all? Is it ever possible to have a direct and true experience of reality? Are you sure? In this delightful and informative little book Phoebe McNaughton takes us on a classical journey through the history of artistic perspective, showing how the eye can be tricked and confused, the brain befuddled, and the philosopher inside all of us awakened by the nature of illusion. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Sacred Number

Sacred Number

The Secret Quality of Quantities

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802714560
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 64
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Beautifully illustrated with many old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, "Sacred Number" covers basic counting systems and the widespread use of 20 important numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; and how numbers affect architecture.

A Little Book of Coincidence

A Little Book of Coincidence

In the Solar System

  • Author: John Martineau
  • Publisher: Wooden Books
  • ISBN: 1912706075
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 64
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Venus draws a beautiful pentagram around Earth every eight years. Jupiter's two largest moons draw a perfect four-fold flower. The Planets grandly play out the slow Music of the Spheres. Is there a secret structure hidden in the Solar System? Packed with great illustrations and serious research from many sources, this internationally bestselling little book by cosmologist John Martineau will instantly retune your cosmological circuits to the extraordinary and primary patterns behind Life, the Universe and Everything. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

The Mayan and Other Ancient Calendars

The Mayan and Other Ancient Calendars

  • Author: Geoff Stray
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802716342
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 57
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A much-needed guide to the Mayan calendar systems and the essentials of calendar development throughout the world.

Celtic Pattern

Celtic Pattern

Visual Rhythms of the Ancient Mind

  • Author: Adam Tetlow
  • Publisher: Wooden Books
  • ISBN: 1912706105
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 64
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How do you draw Celtic knotwork? What are the secrets of keys? Are there tricks for drawing Celtic spirals? What do these mysterious patterns actually mean? Who drew them? Where did they come from? In this exquisite pocket book, author and artist Adam Tetlow shows us the practical tricks of the trade and the hidden principles behind the ancient magical science of Celtic artwork. With examples from both early and later periods, illustrations by the author and rare engravings. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Islamic Design

Islamic Design

A Genius for Geometry

  • Author: Daud Sutton
  • Publisher: Wooden Books
  • ISBN: 1912706032
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 64
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Across the Islamic world, illuminating Korans from Morocco to Malaysia, and adorning mosques, mausoleums and palaces, are hidden some of the most exquisite geometrical devices ever conceived by man. In this excellent little book, geometer Daud Sutton unravels the mystery of Islamic patterns, explaining where they come from, how to draw them, and hinting at the Divine messages they encode. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Q.E.D.

Q.E.D.

Beauty in Mathematical Proof

  • Author: Burkard Polster
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802714315
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 58
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Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagoras's theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume formula for the frustrating frustum, and Archimedes' method for finding the volume of a sphere. Discover the secrets of pi and why, contrary to popular belief, squaring the circle really is possible. Study the subtle art of mathematical domino tumbling, and find out how slicing cones helped save a city and put a man on the moon.

Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction

Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Ian Stewart
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0199651981
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 160
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Symmetry is an immensely important concept in mathematics and throughout the sciences. In this Very Short Introduction, Ian Stewart highlights the deep implications of symmetry and its important scientific applications across the entire subject.

Your Hidden Symmetry

Your Hidden Symmetry

  • Author: Jean Haner
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 1401942431
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 264
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On the day you were born, you were imprinted with a plan and a purpose – elegant patterns that can be read to see who you really are and what your true calling is. And like your own personal map, the design for each phase of your life journey was created on the day of your birth. Based on ancient Chinese principles of balance and health, this book gives you a rich understanding of your hidden symmetry – the intricate inner design that influences who you are and how your life unfolds. This book is not about astrology or numerology; it is grounded in thousands of years of research about how time moves in natural patterns that profoundly affect you. You can use this knowledge to discover the themes running through your life experience, tap into your core strengths, find lasting love, and do your best work in the world. Jean Haner shows you how to ride the waves instead of fight the current of your life, make the best use of what’s coming in future years, and understand why things happened as they did in the past. Jean will guide you to discover who you really came here to be, recognize the true nature of everyone you meet, and break free of old limitations – to create a life of conscious vitality, joy, ease, and love!

Curves: Flowers, Foliates and Flourishes in the Formal

Curves: Flowers, Foliates and Flourishes in the Formal

Decorative Arts

  • Author: Lisa Delong
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781904263883
  • Category: Curves
  • Page: 58
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What are the secrets of ornamentation? Why are curves important? How do you create an invisible repeat in a fabric or wallpaper pattern? In this book, packed with helpful diagrams and rare illustrations, Lisa Delong demonstrates the time-honoured traditions of the use of curves and plant forms in the decorative arts.

Continuous Symmetry

Continuous Symmetry

From Euclid to Klein

  • Author: William H. Barker,Roger Howe
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN: 0821839004
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 546
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The fundamental idea of geometry is that of symmetry. With that principle as the starting point, Barker and Howe begin an insightful and rewarding study of Euclidean geometry. The primary focus of the book is on transformations of the plane. The transformational point of view provides both a path for deeper understanding of traditional synthetic geometry and tools for providing proofs that spring from a consistent point of view. As a result, proofs become more comprehensible, as techniques can be used and reused in similar settings. The approach to the material is very concrete, with complete explanations of all the important ideas, including foundational background. The discussions of the nine-point circle and wallpaper groups are particular examples of how the strength of the transformational point of view and the care of the authors' exposition combine to give a remarkable presentation of topics in geometry. This text is for a one-semester undergraduate course on geometry. It is richly illustrated and contains hundreds of exercises.

Symmetry

Symmetry

An Introduction to Group Theory and Its Applications

  • Author: R. McWeeny
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483226247
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 262
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Symmetry: An Introduction to Group Theory and its Application is an eight-chapter text that covers the fundamental bases, the development of the theoretical and experimental aspects of the group theory. Chapter 1 deals with the elementary concepts and definitions, while Chapter 2 provides the necessary theory of vector spaces. Chapters 3 and 4 are devoted to an opportunity of actually working with groups and representations until the ideas already introduced are fully assimilated. Chapter 5 looks into the more formal theory of irreducible representations, while Chapter 6 is concerned largely with quadratic forms, illustrated by applications to crystal properties and to molecular vibrations. Chapter 7 surveys the symmetry properties of functions, with special emphasis on the eigenvalue equation in quantum mechanics. Chapter 8 covers more advanced applications, including the detailed analysis of tensor properties and tensor operators. This book is of great value to mathematicians, and math teachers and students.

Ruler and Compass

Ruler and Compass

Practical Geometric Constructions

  • Author: Andrew Sutton
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802717764
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 64
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An introduction to geometry without measurements.

Useful Mathematical and Physical Formulae

Useful Mathematical and Physical Formulae

  • Author: Matthew Watkins
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802713807
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 64
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A compact volume of mathematical and physical formulae presented in a concise manner for general use. Collected in this book are commonly used formulae for studies such as quadratics, calculus and trigonometry; in addition are simplified explanations of Newton's Laws of Gravity and Snell's Laws of Refraction. A glossary, a table of mathematical and physical constants, and a listing of Imperial and Metric conversions is also included.

Li

Li

Dynamic Form in Nature

  • Author: David Wade
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802714102
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 64
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A short, illustrated introduction to Li, the sister science to Feng Shui, the study of naturally occurring shapes and patterns. Illustrations.