Brief statements about yourself -- and what you hope to get
out of this course.
Sort all letters of
the alphabet into 4 different symmetry classes.
(Why only FOUR classes?)
Try to find at least two different symmetrical arrangements
of 4 identical rectangular tables placed in a square room.
(Subsequently we will compare and classify results.) -- How many
conceptually different arrangements are there?
Try to find a concise and general definition for "symmetry".
What is symmetry good for?
Make a name tag using your first name; try to make it
symmetrical.
(Inspiration from Scott Kim).
2D symmetry in art and architectural facades.
Symmetry in floor plans.
ASSIGNMENT:
Try to find many different symmetry groups in hub caps and in
company logos; document (photo) the most extreme cases you find.
What is "antisymmetry" ?
Are there other symmetry
operations ?
Try to find many different rotational symmetry groups represented
in hub caps and in company logos; document the most extreme ones
(Cn, Dn: max & min n).
While evaluating the type of symmetry, focus on the "grand
pattern" and ignore details such as the typically 5 mounting
holes, the air valves, or small brand names that might break all
symmetries.
Take an I-phone picture or make a sketch.
DUE: either electronically before 9am, Monday, Feb. 4, -- or on
paper at 4:00pm before the beginning of the next lecture.