Category Archives: Tilings

Periodic design with 3-fold rotational symmetry from 3-dimensional space

Three dimensional space gives a three-fold rotational symmetry in the drawing plane. The designs are periodic. Note that if you put a cube on one of its points and look along its space-diagonal from above, then you see an object with … Continue reading

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Rotations, mirrorsymmetry and the scalar product

In the last post we have seen that scalar products between a pixel’s position in the output image and certain vectors e define periodic and quasi-periodic designs. We want symmetric images and thus we have to see how the scalar product changes … Continue reading

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Quasiperiodic and periodic kaleidoscopes from higher dimensional space

To get quasi-periodic and periodic designs in the two-dimensional plane we first make a periodic decoration of higher dimensional space. Then we cut an infinitely thin two-dimensional slice out of this space. This gives a design with rotational symmetry if … Continue reading

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Trying to understand “Creating Symmetry”

I am struggling with the book: “Creating Symmetry – The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns” by Frank A Farris, which I presented in my last post. As a very pedestrian mathematician and programmer I have difficulties with his abstract methods, based on complex … Continue reading

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Creating Symmetry

Recently I found a very exciting book: “Creating Symmetry – The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns” by Frank A Farris. It has many beautiful images and explains the mathematics behind them very well, such that you could do your own work. His … Continue reading

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checkerboard coloring of tiling with 12-fold rotational symmetry

At the risk of boring you I am showing the results of the checkerboard coloring as discussed in the last post, but now for 12-fold rotational symmetry. Again the stars of rhombs have only one color: All squares have the … Continue reading

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checkerboard coloring of quasiperiodic tilings

A long time ago I found a coloring of the rhombs of the Ammann-Beenker tiling using two colors such that translations exchange colors, see “two-fold color symmetry …“. In particular, there are stars of rhombs of both colors. They define … Continue reading

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