Tag Archives: Rotational symmetry

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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Further hyperbolic kaleidoscopes

In the last post I have used reflections at two parallel lines and a circle to get a Poincaré plane that shows a periodic decoration of hyperbolic space. What happens if the straight lines are not parallel and intersect? Then … Continue reading

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Variations on the hyperbolic kaleidoscope

In the last post I have presented a hyperbolic kaleidoscope with two- and three-fold rotational symmetries. Could we have other rotational symmetries? Yes, we simply move the vertical lines! To get an n-fold rotational symmetry the circle has to intersect … Continue reading

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Five fold rotational symmetry: Tuning the harmonics

In “better images from higher harmonics ?” I have replaced the basic sine and cosine functions by Fourier series approaching a symmetric triangular wave. This gave images with more details and somewhat smaller bulls-eyes. Here I want to show similar results … Continue reading

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Color symmetry using the length scale of the inflated lattice

I have shown some images with 2-color symmetry upon rotation shown in “images of 10-fold rotational …“. But the fast color changes they hacked them into small pieces. We can get better images if we use a color changing function with … Continue reading

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images with 5-fold symmetry and color change indicating self-similarity

And now for more images with 5-fold rotational symmetry and color change derived from self-similarity as discussed in “self-similarity and color modification“. Zoom in to see the molten watch faces in this image: Here I used the portrait of a … Continue reading

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images of 8-fold rotational symmetry and color changing mirror symmetry

Here I am showing some quasi-periodic designs of eight-fold rotational symmetry. They have a color change upon mirroring at the x-axis and 7 other mirror axis generated by the rotational symmetry. Note that these images have a rather large scale … Continue reading

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