Symmetry by Marcus du Sautoy
A Mathematical Journey

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Symmetry is all around us. Of fundamental significance to the way we interpret the world, this unique, pervasive phenomenon indicates a dynamic relationship between objects. Combining a rich historical narrative with his own personal journey as a mathematician, Marcus du Sautoy takes a unique look into the mathematical mind as he explores deep conjectures about symmetry and brings us face-to-face with the oddball mathematicians, both past and present, who have battled to understand symmetry's elusive qualities.

 

About Marcus du Sautoy

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Marcus du Sautoy is a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford, and a research fellow at the Royal Society. A frequent contributor on mathematics to The Times and BBC radio, he lives in London, England.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 384 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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A tall order at the best of times, but the theory that du Sautoy has set himself to elucidate is the atlas of symmetry, the final and exhaustive account of regularity across all possible shapes and dimensions.

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