Symmetry: Cultural-historical and Ontological Aspects of Science-Arts Relations; the Natural and Man-made World in an Interdisciplinary Approach

Pirmais vāks
Springer Science & Business Media, 2007. gada 25. jūn. - 508 lappuses

The first comprehensive book on the topic in half a century explores recent symmetry – and symmetry breaking – related discoveries, and discusses the questions and answers they raise in diverse disciplines: particle and high-energy physics, structural chemistry and the biochemistry of proteins, in genetic code study, in brain research, and also in architectural structures, and business decision making, to mention only a few examples.

 

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Introductory chapters 1 Symmetry invariance harmony
1
Historical Survey
35
Symmetry in geometrical decorative art
69
The golden section 97
96
Interdisciplinary applications 5 Fibonacci numbers in nature
109
Perfection and beauty
131
The mystery of fivefold symmetry 171
170
From viruses to fullerene molecules
215
Sight and Hearing
255
Symmetries and symmetry breakings in inanimate nature
271
The road from nature to man 12 Chirality
317
Cerebral asymmetries 351
349
Human Creativity
373
Bibliography
415
Sources of illustrations
443
Subject index 459
458

Symmetry in Inanimate Nature 9 Cosmological symmetries 243
242

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