As a universal language, mathematics is not only within the education system but rather in almost every aspect of life. When looking outside at nature or even at oneself, various types of symmetrical examples are present. Symmetry, according to the Oxford dictionary, means the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis. Hence, this similarity within symmetrical patterns, designed within various objects or persons appeals to the eye at first glance due to the formality and elegance created by its symmetrical balance. Symmetry is the most powerful and pervasive concept in mathematics, but yet many take it for granted and forget about its unique beauty. There are numerous types of symmetry, but consider…
reinforces the geometry, symmetry and balance of the building.
Figure 1 shows how the axial line acts as a datum, it organizes the spaces and vertical planes.
There is transformation in elevation, looking to Figure 6 the rectangular shape is pulled down to link the hierarchy of plan. Figure 7 shows the hierarchy of plan and elevation showing the terrace filled with views
The plan is well organized with linear circulation, giving spatial clarity. The plan and section are related to the…
Current logic holds that symmetry is beautiful because it suggests a relatively healthy childhood, free from diseases that could take their toll on facial features, causing subtle asymmetry diseases such as chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough or tonsillitis. Facial asymmetry in adolescents is in no way related to early childhood heath. Although asymmetry on a larger scale may be caused by significant injuries, untreated infections and certain rare genetic disorders. Our attraction to symmetry…
Two Gender Styles
For decades, researchers have concluded that women and men have different forms of acting, thinking, and even communicating. Due to the differences in their behavior men and women usually do or say things that disappoints their partner. In occasions a simple misinterpretation of a response can make a person feel bad. Could it be that men and women express their words differently? Or does the communication style make men and women to decode the response differently? In what…
not the whole of Rapson Hall fits into O’Gorman’s generalizations for plan, and to determine if its organization successfully integrates both halves into one cohesive structure, Rapson Hall will first be analyzed as two separate parts.
In a divisive building, the outer form of the building is added to the plan first, then its interior is broken up into smaller spaces according to the needs of the program. Thorshov and Cerny’s construction easily fits into this generalization. First, the outline…
Symmetry Writing Exercise
FePO4 is recognizably different amongst all other α-quartz isotypes as its positively charged
cation is representative of a transition metal. It is deliberated at varying thermal states of
between 20.85 to 799.85 Degrees Celsius via neutron powder diffraction. At comparatively
cooler states, the composition of α-quartz is assembled, of which is tetrahedral. At an
immensely high pressure, a denser octahedral formation results, otherwise referred to as
Fig: Schematic representation of LHC and it's detectors
The primary objective of LHC is to answer the following questions:
1. Why some particles are heavier than others? If the Higgs mechanism is valid?
2. If the super-symmetry theory is valid? If yes then if super-symmetric particles exist?
3. If the concept of dark matter and dark energy correct?
4. Why our universe is made up of matter only?
5. What was the state of matter in the early universe?
6. What will be the properties…
In the poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, parallels are persistent. The poet often has two or more completely different ideas in order to be able to contrast. Some things that are often contrasted in the poem are symbols. What the certain symbols represent has been highly debated throughout the years by many greats of literature. Such is the case with Donald R. Howard. Howard has his own set of ideas on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and demonstrates them in his article, “Structure and…
The architectural debate about symmetry and proportion
As Vitruvius said, there are three principles of assessing an architecture, which are “durability, convenience, and beauty ”. Another renowned architect Albertii also defined three main factors: firmitas, utilitas and venustas (robustness, utility and beauty). So we could confirm that the beauty is a widely accepted requisite element of architecture.
In terms of the beauty, most of the time it is related to visual…