Reality's Mirror: Exploring the Mathematics of Symmetry / Edition 1

Reality's Mirror: Exploring the Mathematics of Symmetry / Edition 1

by Bryan Bunch
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Reality's Mirror: Exploring the Mathematics of Symmetry / Edition 1

Reality's Mirror Exploring the Mathematics of Symmetry "Here is a book that explains in laymen language what symmetry is all about, from the lowliest snowflake and flounder to the lofty group structures whose astonishing applications to the Old One are winning Nobel prizes. Bunch's book is a marvel of clear, witty science writing, as delightful to read as it is informative and up-to-date. The author is to be congratulated on a job well done." —Martin Gardner "Bryan Bunch's ambidextrous mind leaps with ease from biology to physics as he explores the question of symmetry and handedness in the universe. An excellent treatment of the pervasiveness of symmetry in nature and an admirable weaving of common threads from many diverse fields." —Dr. Eugene F. Mallove Chief Science Writer Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Reality's Mirror is fascinating. It really is something of a grand tour of symmetry in the universe: why it must be here—and what happens when it isn't." —R. L. Graham Director, Mathematical Sciences Research Center AT&T Bell Laboratories

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471501275
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/10/1989
Series: Wiley Science Editions
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

About the author Bryan Bunch was educated at Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut) and at New York University. He is a teacher of mathematics at Pace University in New York City and President of Scientific Publishing, Inc., a scientific editorial service, and has authored, coauthored, or edited over a dozen books.

Table of Contents

A Moment for Reflection.

A Mirror to Life.

A Transformation of Space.

Even an Odd Equation or Two.

Finding the Way.

Predicting the Unknown.

Of Time and the Mirror.

The Group's All Here.

Taking Symmetry to New Heights.

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