Tag: Symmetry

Some questions about group theory
I am trying to read too many books at the moment, and one of them is Keith Devlin’s fascinating, but occasionally infuriating The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible. The book skates through mathematical concepts at a dizzying speed – often pausing only briefly to explain them. It is allowed to do this, it […]

A regular but nonsymmetric grid
Working through my qualifying dissertation ahead of tomorrow’s viva, I came across a bit where I had written that a networkonchip system is regular if all its nodes have the same degree (i.e., number of connections) and symmetrical if all nodes look alike. I suddenly wondered (this is the semiparanoid state I am in ahead of tomorrow) if […]