Fivefold Symmetry

Fivefold Symmetry

by Istvan Hargittai
ISBN-10:
9810206003
ISBN-13:
9789810206000
Pub. Date:
03/28/1992
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

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Fivefold Symmetry

Fivefold symmetry is common in flowers, fruits, molecules, logos, and buildings, but it is a forbidden symmetry in the world of crystals. A few years ago, the so-called quasicrystals were discovered displaying fivefold symmetry, and it caused a minirevolution in crystallography. There has been increased awareness of fivefold symmetry in all domains of human interest ever since. The present book brings together authors and ideas on a common theme from mathematics, the sciences, design, and anthropology to history, literature, and the arts. Its 29 chapters are an offering by scientists and humanists from 13 countries to a broad readership of professionals and laypersons about fivefold symmetry and the areas that are being bridged by this unique concept.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789810206000
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/1992
Pages: 580
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 8.79(h) x 1.16(d)

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