The Nature of Mathematics and the Mathematics of Nature - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444829948, 9780080537344

The Nature of Mathematics and the Mathematics of Nature

1st Edition

Authors: S. Andersson M. Jacob
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444829948
eBook ISBN: 9780080537344
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 9th October 1998
Page Count: 345
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1. Introduction. References. Publications on 'The Exponential Scale'. 2. The Roots of Mathematics - the Roots of Structure. Multiplication of polynomials. Addition of polynomials. Saddles. Exercises. References. 3. The Natural Function and the Exponential Scale. Polygons and planar geometry. Polyhedra and geometry. Curvature. The fundamental polyhedra - and others. Optimal organisation and higher exponentials. Exercises. References. 4. Periodicity and the Complex Exponential. The translation vector. The complex exponential and some variants. Some other exponentials. Exercises. References. 5. The Screw and the Finite Periodicity with the Circular Punctions. Chirality, the screw and the multi spiral. The bending of a helix. Finite periodicity - molecules and the Larsson cubosomes. Exercises. References. 6. Multiplication, Nets and Planar Groups. Lines and saddles. Nets with two planes, and variations. Nets with three planes, and variations. Nets with four planes, and variations. Structures in 3D from the nets. Quasi. Four planes and quasi. Five planes and quasi. Exercises. References. 7. The Gauss Distribution Function. The GD function and periodicity. Handmade periodicity. The GD function and periodicity in 3D. The BCC and diamond symmetries. The link to cosine. Exercises. References. 8. Handmade Structures and Periodicity. Prelude. Simplest of periodic structures. Contact of spheres in space - structures and surfaces. How tetrahedra and octahedra meet in space. Exercises. References. 9. The Rods in Space. Primitive packing of rods. Body centred packing of rods. Tetragonal and hexagonal packing of rods. Larsson cubosomes of rods. Packing of rods, and their related surfaces. Exercises. References. 10. The Rings, Addition and Subtraction. Some simple examples of subtraction and addition in 3D. The rings. More ways to make rings. More subtraction - hyperbolic polyhedra. Exercises. References. 11. Periodic Dilation - Concentric Symmetry. Dilatation and translation in 2D. Dilatation and translation in 3D. Pure dilatation. Exercises. references. Appendix 1. Mathematica. Appendix 2. Curvature and differential geometry. Appendix 3. Formal way to derive the shapes of polyhedra. Appendix 4. More curvature. Appendix 5. Raison dêtre. Subject Index.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. References. Publications on 'The Exponential Scale'. 2. The Roots of Mathematics - the Roots of Structure. Multiplication of polynomials. Addition of polynomials. Saddles. Exercises. References. 3. The Natural Function and the Exponential Scale. Polygons and planar geometry. Polyhedra and geometry. Curvature. The fundamental polyhedra - and others. Optimal organisation and higher exponentials. Exercises. References. 4. Periodicity and the Complex Exponential. The translation vector. The complex exponential and some variants. Some other exponentials. Exercises. References. 5. The Screw and the Finite Periodicity with the Circular Punctions. Chirality, the screw and the multi spiral. The bending of a helix. Finite periodicity - molecules and the Larsson cubosomes. Exercises. References. 6. Multiplication, Nets and Planar Groups. Lines and saddles. Nets with two planes, and variations. Nets with three planes, and variations. Nets with four planes, and variations. Structures in 3D from the nets. Quasi. Four planes and quasi. Five planes and quasi. Exercises. References. 7. The Gauss Distribution Function. The GD function and periodicity. Handmade periodicity. The GD function and periodicity in 3D. The BCC and diamond symmetries. The link to cosine. Exercises. References. 8. Handmade Structures and Periodicity. Prelude. Simplest of periodic structures. Contact of spheres in space - structures and surfaces. How tetrahedra and octahedra meet in space. Exercises. References. 9. The Rods in Space. Primitive packing of rods. Body centred packing of rods. Tetragonal and hexagonal packing of rods. Larsson cubosomes of rods. Packing of rods, and their related surfaces. Exercises. References. 10. The Rings, Addition and Subtraction. Some simple examples of subtraction and addition in 3D. The rings. More ways to make rings. More subtraction - hyperbolic polyhedra. Exercises. References. 11. Periodic Dilation - Concentric Symmetry. Dilatation and translation in 2D. Dilatation and translation in 3D. Pure dilatation. Exercises. references. Appendix 1. Mathematica. Appendix 2. Curvature and differential geometry. Appendix 3. Formal way to derive the shapes of polyhedra. Appendix 4. More curvature. Appendix 5. Raison dêtre. Subject Index.

Details

No. of pages:
345
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 1998
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080537344
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444829948

About the Author

S. Andersson

Affiliations and Expertise

Sandviks Forskningsinstitut, S-380 74 Löttorp, Sweden

M. Jacob

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, University of Stockholm, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden

Reviews

@from:Prof. Hoffmann, Ithaca, NY, USA @qu:Jacob and Andersson create here a style book of the natural world - a marvelously detailed working out of the shapes and symmetries hidden in nature's equations. @source: