Tilings and Patterns

Tilings and Patterns

by Branko Grunbaum, G.C. Shephard
     
 

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The definitive book on tiling and geometric patterns, this magnificently illustrated volume features 520 figures and more than 100 tables. Accessible to anyone with a grasp of geometry, it offers numerous graphic examples of two-dimensional spaces covered with interlocking figures, in addition to related problems and references.
Suitable for geometry courses as

Overview

The definitive book on tiling and geometric patterns, this magnificently illustrated volume features 520 figures and more than 100 tables. Accessible to anyone with a grasp of geometry, it offers numerous graphic examples of two-dimensional spaces covered with interlocking figures, in addition to related problems and references.
Suitable for geometry courses as well as independent study, this inspiring book is geared toward students, professional mathematicians, and readers interested in patterns and shapes ― artists, architects, and crystallographers, among others. Along with helpful examples from mathematics and geometry, it draws upon models from fields as diverse as crystallography, virology, art, philosophy, and quilting. The self-contained chapters need not be read in sequence, and each concludes with an excellent selection of notes and references. The first seven chapters can be used as a classroom text, and the final five contain fascinating browsing material, including detailed surveys of color patterns, groups of color symmetry, and tilings by polygons. The authors have also added a new Preface and Appendix to this second edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486469812
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
07/16/2015
Series:
Dover Books on Mathematics Series
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
380,829
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


Branko Grünbaum is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington. G. C. Shephard is affiliated with the University of East Anglia, England.

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