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3. Types of symmetry

3. Types of symmetry  

Ian Stewart

in Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778292
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199651986.003.0004
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9780199651986
‘Types of symmetry’ explains different types of symmetry. Rigid motions are the easiest type of symmetry to understand, and can be explained diagrammatically. The four main types of this ... More
6. The moons of Marscaptured asteroids

6. The moons of Mars: captured asteroids  

David A. Rothery

in Moons: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
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Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191799495
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735274.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198735274
The moons of Mars—Phobos and Deimos—were first discovered in 1877 by the American Asaph Hall. ‘The moons of Mars: captured asteroids’ explains that Phobos and Deimos are small rocky bodies ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Ian Stewart

in Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778292
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199651986.003.0001
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9780199651986
Symmetry has influenced art and natural philosophy for millennia, and is indispensable in mathematics and science. It was originally an informal description, often used metaphorically. ... More
4. The tide in shelf seas

4. The tide in shelf seas  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

in Tides: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191865657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.003.0004
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9780198826637
‘The tide in shelf seas’ describes progressive waves, standing waves, and what happens when a shelf sea is in resonance, using the example of the Gulf of St Vincent off the south Australian ... More
Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction

Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Stewart

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778292
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199651986.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199651986
Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction provides an introduction to the formal theory of symmetry: group theory. Now a branch of abstract algebra, this subject first arose in the ... More
1. A long history

1. A long history  

A. M. Glazer

in Crystallography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191787072
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717591.003.0001
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9780198717591
‘A long history’ explains that it was during the 17th-century Enlightenment that saw the systematic study of crystals or ‘crystallography’ by key scientists including Johannes Kepler, ... More
5. Rigid plates of lithosphere

5. Rigid plates of lithosphere  

Peter Molnar

in Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191794513
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198728269.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198728269
‘Rigid plates of lithosphere’ explains that because of the lithosphere’s strength, essentially rigid plates of lithosphere move with respect to one another across the surface of the Earth. ... More

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