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Texts for Quantitative Critical Thinking
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Symmetry

A Mathematical Exploration

Authors: Tapp, Kristopher

  • Stretches the imagination of math and non-math majors alike by exploring symmetry across the built and natural world
  • Supports instructors with a complete set of animated lecture slides prepared by the author
  • Offers an appealing spatial approach to meeting quantitative requirements for non-STEM majors
  • Brings countless illustrations to life using the Springer Nature “More Media” app
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About this Textbook

This textbook invites readers to explore the properties of objects that we effortlessly recognize as symmetrical. From the human body, to elaborate artworks and abstract networks, symmetry is ubiquitous in the world around us; it is essential to function and beauty across the built and natural world. By developing mathematical language to describe symmetry, this textbook equips readers to explore symmetries with precision, illuminating commonalities across art and science.

Beginning with an exploration of intuitive notions of symmetry, the author introduces the algebraic structure of groups by examining rotations and reflections. Topics that follow include the classification of two-dimensional patterns, the Platonic solids, and a study of real and prime numbers. This second edition features numerous new examples and exercises, “Elements of Mathematics” sections that more closely examine mathematical tools, and optional content that offers opportunities for extension. Figures are woven into the presentation throughout, with many illustrations now offered in motion as integrated video content.

Symmetry suits a wide audience, demanding no mathematical training past high school basics, yet stretching the imagination of math and non-math majors alike. Its engaging yet rigorous style offers a window into mathematicians’ ways of thinking. By developing mathematical reasoning skills in a spatial context, this text is ideal for a course that meets quantitative requirements for non-STEM majors. Instructors will appreciate the author’s comprehensive online resources, which include a full set of animated lecture slides; all readers will delight in watching the book’s content come alive using the multimedia app.


About the authors

Kristopher Tapp is Professor of Mathematics at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, he is particularly interested in communicating ideas from mathematics to students in other fields. His research extends from differential geometry to the mathematical study of gerrymandering. Previous books include Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, which appears in Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics.

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eBook 42,79 €
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 20, 2020
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-51668-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Symmetry
Book Subtitle
A Mathematical Exploration
Authors
Series Title
Texts for Quantitative Critical Thinking
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51669-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51669-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51668-0
Series ISSN
2523-8647
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
VIII, 336
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 289 illustrations in colour
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