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Some Rather Mechanical Reflections on Symmetry: in Art, Science, Engineering, Mathematics, etc.
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  • Jim McGovern, Dublin Institute of Technology
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Publication Date
2008-9-1
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Inaugural Lecture as a Professor of Dublin Institute of Technology, 25 September 2008
Abstract
This Inaugural Lecture consists of some of my rather mechanical, being an engineer, reflections on symmetry in diverse areas such as art, science, engineering, mathematics, etc. I explain what symmetry is to me, giving examples with lots of images and mentioning or at least barely referencing art, science, architecture, engineering, heritage, cosmology, bicycles, flight, invention, ingenuity, history, wallpaper, mathematics, typography, structures, regular shapes, coordinate systems, spacetime, thermodynamics and suchlike.
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McGovern, Jim: Some Rather Mechanical Reflections on Symmetry: in Art, Science, Engineering, Mathematics, etc. Inaugural Lecture as a Professor of Dublin Institute of Technology, 25 September 2008