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From Summetria to Symmetry The Making of a Revolutionary Scientific Concept

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ISBN-10: 1402084471

ISBN-13: 9781402084478

Edition: 2008

Authors: Giora Hon, Bernard R. Goldstein

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The concept of symmetry is inherent to modern science, and its evolution has a complex history that richly exemplifies the dynamics of scientific change. This study is based on primary sources, presented in context: the authors examine closely the trajectory of the concept in the mathematical and scientific disciplines as well as its trajectory in art and architecture. The principal goal is to demonstrate that, despite the variety of usages in many different domains, there is a conceptual unity underlying the invocation of symmetry in the period from antiquity to the 1790s which is distinct from the scientific usages of this term that first emerged in France at the end of the 18th century.…    
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List price: $279.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

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Introduction
Tradition: Ancient Perspectives and Their Survival in the Early Modern Era
The Mathematical Path
The Aesthetic Path
New Aesthetic Sensibilities in Italian and French Architecture
The Ancient Concept of Symmetry in Scientific Contexts in Early Modern Times and Its Association with Harmony
The Path to Revolution: Symmetry as a Modern Scientific Concept
The Treatment of Symmetry in Natural History (1738-1815)
Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) and Immanuel Kant (1724-1804): "Revolutions" That Did Not Happen
Legendre's Revolutionary Definition of Symmetry as a Scientific Concept (1794)
New Applications of Symmetry in Mathematics and Physics: 1788-1815
Coda: Legendre's Choice of Symmetry - What's in a Word?
Postscript
References
Index