The World of Patterns

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World Scientific, 2001 - Mathematics - 32 pages
This collection of tiling patterns contains over 4,000 images combining the wonders of art and mathematics. It is catalogued according to the source, and indexed by the properties of each pattern.Admire the work in the Alhambra, some striking patterns by M C Escher, or the mathematical genius Kepler ? all on one CD-ROM.The accompanying 32-page booklet describes the components of the system and the means of using the material to design your own patterns.System requirements: Any computer with an Internet browser and a CD-ROM drive.
 

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Contents

Installation
1
Finding your way around
2
What is in and what is not
3
PreIslamic Art
4
Islamic Art
5
PostIslamic Art
6
Design your own pattern
7
Patterns with special shapes
8
Patterns with specific properties
14
Regular polygons
15
Regular star polygons
16
Patterns with one tile
17
Polyominoes
18
Spiral patterns
19
Symmetry groups
20
Use of computers
21

Quilts
9
Mathematical terms
10
Mathematical conventions
11
Problem corner
12
Finding a pattern
13
Complete catalogue
22
The contributors
23
Your Browser
24
Sources
25
Index
26

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