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Groups and Symmetry: A Guide to Discovering Mathematics
 
David W. Farmer Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
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Groups and Symmetry: A Guide to Discovering Mathematics
David W. Farmer Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Available Formats:
Softcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-0450-6
Product Code:  MAWRLD/5
102 pp 
List Price: $27.00
MAA Member Price: $24.30
AMS Member Price: $21.60
Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-1190-9
Product Code:  MAWRLD/5.E
102 pp 
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AMS Member Price: $20.00
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  • Book Details
     
     
    Mathematical World
    Volume: 51996
    MSC: Primary 20; 51;

    In most mathematics textbooks, the most exciting part of mathematics—the process of invention and discovery—is completely hidden from the reader. The aim of Groups and Symmetry is to change all that. By means of a series of carefully selected tasks, this book leads readers to discover some real mathematics. There are no formulas to memorize; no procedures to follow. The book is a guide: Its job is to start you in the right direction and to bring you back if you stray too far. Discovery is left to you.

    Suitable for a one-semester course at the beginning undergraduate level, there are no prerequisites for understanding the text. Any college student interested in discovering the beauty of mathematics will enjoy a course taught from this book. The book has also been used successfully with nonscience students who want to fulfill a science requirement.

    Also available from the AMS by David W. Farmer is Knots and Surfaces: A Guide to Discovering Mathematics.

    Readership

    Undergraduate students, graduate students, and research mathematicians interested in an introduction to modern areas of mathematics.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Chapter 1. Squares, hexagons, and triangles
    • Chapter 2. The rigid motions of the plan
    • Chapter 3. Finite figures
    • Chapter 4. Strip patterns
    • Chapter 5. Wallpatterns
    • Chapter 6. Finite groups
    • Chapter 7. Cayley diagrams
    • Chapter 8. Symmetry in the real world
  • Reviews
     
     
    • Nicely produced and concentrates on the informal analysis of geometrical patterns with the emphasis on informality … could serve as a useful collection of activities to precede a formal course and would provide a range of intuitive experiences to which the more formal treatment could refer.

      The Mathematical Gazette
    • On the basis of this book it is possible to tailor a good course for high school students to really discover mathematics … for anyone who is working with high school students in an advanced level the book is really recommended.

      Zentralblatt MATH
    • Written in a lively conversational style … entertaining, and sometimes provoking, and will doubtlessly prove useful to its intended audience.

      Mathematical Reviews
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Volume: 51996
MSC: Primary 20; 51;

In most mathematics textbooks, the most exciting part of mathematics—the process of invention and discovery—is completely hidden from the reader. The aim of Groups and Symmetry is to change all that. By means of a series of carefully selected tasks, this book leads readers to discover some real mathematics. There are no formulas to memorize; no procedures to follow. The book is a guide: Its job is to start you in the right direction and to bring you back if you stray too far. Discovery is left to you.

Suitable for a one-semester course at the beginning undergraduate level, there are no prerequisites for understanding the text. Any college student interested in discovering the beauty of mathematics will enjoy a course taught from this book. The book has also been used successfully with nonscience students who want to fulfill a science requirement.

Also available from the AMS by David W. Farmer is Knots and Surfaces: A Guide to Discovering Mathematics.

Readership

Undergraduate students, graduate students, and research mathematicians interested in an introduction to modern areas of mathematics.

  • Chapters
  • Chapter 1. Squares, hexagons, and triangles
  • Chapter 2. The rigid motions of the plan
  • Chapter 3. Finite figures
  • Chapter 4. Strip patterns
  • Chapter 5. Wallpatterns
  • Chapter 6. Finite groups
  • Chapter 7. Cayley diagrams
  • Chapter 8. Symmetry in the real world
  • Nicely produced and concentrates on the informal analysis of geometrical patterns with the emphasis on informality … could serve as a useful collection of activities to precede a formal course and would provide a range of intuitive experiences to which the more formal treatment could refer.

    The Mathematical Gazette
  • On the basis of this book it is possible to tailor a good course for high school students to really discover mathematics … for anyone who is working with high school students in an advanced level the book is really recommended.

    Zentralblatt MATH
  • Written in a lively conversational style … entertaining, and sometimes provoking, and will doubtlessly prove useful to its intended audience.

    Mathematical Reviews
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