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Symmetry - OLET1630

Year - 2018

The principle of symmetry appears in architecture, in the arts, in nature. It is often understood as harmony of proportions. But what is the philosophical or mathematical significance of the idea of symmetry? This unit will help clarify this significance by developing the geometric concept of symmetry and by conveying the sensibility to recognise and categorise symmetries in different contexts. The richness, diversity, connectedness, depth and pleasure of the systematic study of symmetry, and indeed of mathematical thinking, is central to this unit. It will not involve grinding through formulas, but instead emphasise the process of thinking, comparing, analysing, understanding and inventing.

Classes
online; 2x3-hr workshop

Assessment
quizzes, assignments, presentation

Details

Faculty: Science

Intensive February

22 Jan 2018

Department/School: Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 23 Feb 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Science

Intensive July

25 Jun 2018

Department/School: Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 27 Jul 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Stephan Tillmann
HECS Band: 2
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