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Review: Fearful Symmetry: Is God a Geometer?Nutzerbericht - David - Goodreads
This is a wonderful book about the things that BREAK symmetry. Lots and lots of illustrations that truly bring the topic to life. The very first photograph is of a milk drop falling into a saucer of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: Fearful Symmetry: Is God a Geometer?Nutzerbericht - Goodreads
Another of Ian Stewart's wonderful books. This one (at least, my edition) is apparently available only from UK, in a Penguin edition, although my copy (ordered through Amazon US) came quickly and inexpensively. This one is another fascinating read. Highly recommended!
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angle animal atoms axis basic Bénard convection bifurcation diagram bilateral symmetry blastula blobs break broken symmetry buckling cells centre chaos chapter chemical circles circular symmetry Couette ﬂow Couette—Taylor creatures crystals cube Curie’s Principle cylinder disc droplets dynamics effect exactly example Figure ﬂat ﬂip ﬂow ﬂow-patterns ﬂuid forces fundamental gaits galaxies Gastrulation geometry half a period hexagonal Hopf bifurcation human idea identical kind lattice legs move logistic equation look mathematical mathematicians mechanics mirror molecules morphogenesis nature observed occur oscillators particles patterns phase physical ping-pong ball plane possible precisely problem pronk quantum reﬂectional symmetry reﬂections regular result right-handed rigid motions rotational symmetry sequence shape space speed sphere spherical spiral square starfish stars structure symme symmetrically related symmetry group symmetry-breaking Taylor vortices theory there's tions transformations translations trot turbulent Taylor vortices Turing Turing’s types universe wave wavy vortices