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The rotational and mirror symmetry at the center

In the last post I used mirror symmetry at two crossing straight lines and the related inversion at a circle. The mirror symmetries generate a k-rotational symmetry for an angle of intersection of π/k. With these symmetries I map any point … Continue reading

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Morphing between square symmetry and eight fold rotational symmetry

A long time ago in “Crazy graph paper” I have shown a morphing between the square lattice and the quasiperiodic Ammann-Beenker tiling of eight-fold rotational symmetry. We can do similar morphs with mapping functions using waves. The wave vectors (1,0) … Continue reading

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Self-similarity and color modification

The Penrose tiling is self-similar as many other quasi-periodic tilings. It matches a copy of itself inflated by the golden ratio τ=(1+√5)/2≅1.618, see “Penrose tiling tied up in ribbons“. Noting that our quasi-periodic designs of 5-fold symmetry are closely related to … Continue reading

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Spirals

Spiral designs are attractive and we can easily get them by transforming periodic designs. An example is the “Iris Spiral” created by Frank Farris. In my earlier post “Nautilus” I tried to explain the method and showed some results. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Better images from higher harmonics ?

Maybe you have noticed that a lot of round shapes without details in the recent images of this blog. They resemble bulls-eyes. Here is an example: It’s a periodic image with square symmetry and no mirror symmetry. Its big grey … Continue reading

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2-color mirror symmetry

We now want an image with periodic or quasi-periodic rotational symmetry that changes colors upon mirroring. Thus we need a color-changing function U(x,y) that changes the sign U(x,-y)=-U(x,y) for its mirror image at the x-axis. We can easily get this … Continue reading

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Mirror symmetry and rotational symmetry

To study mirror symmetry at the x-axis together with rotational symmetry we can do similarly as in the earlier post “improved symmetric sum“. Here I prefer to present only the conclusions, which you could get by intuition too. It is important … Continue reading

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