Undergraduate Mathematics/The Group Theory of the Symmetries of Simple Shapes
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|Undergraduate Mathematics/The Group Theory of the Symmetries of Simple Shapes|
In this module, we consider the symmetries of 2D sets of points such as those pictured below.
2D D6 symmetry – The Red Star of David
We ask questions like:
- Why does the combination of symmetries form a group?
- Which combinations of symmetries are the same?
- How many distinct symmetries are there for a given set?
- Which sets have the same symmetry groups?