Symmetry pp 131-169 | Cite as

Perfection and beauty

From Plato to crystals


In Chapter 3 we encountered frieze and ribbon designs that can be placed in one dimension, and wallpaper groups, suitable for filling the plane or surfaces, that can be used for tiling or tessellation. Since ancient times, the possible repeating patterns in both of these dimensions have been used to decorate our environment. We completed our train of thought by saying that we would deal with the possible repeated close filling of space without gaps in a separate chapter.


Point Group Symmetry Operation Symmetry Element Regular Polyhedron Bravais Lattice 
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