Patterns in Nature
Related to Software Design Patterns
Peter JohanssonUndergraduate email@example.comAmanuens at AIICS, IDApejoh@ida.liu.se
We have traced the origin of Software Design Patterns back to Alexander’s work on architecture. Can we learn even more by studying pattern formation in nature?
Philip Ball: The Self-made Tapestry
Ian Stewart & Martin Golubitsky: Fearful Symmetry
This is actually the table of contents from The Self-made Tapestry.
How did the Zebra get its stripes?
A symmetry of an object is a transformation that leaves it apparently unchanged.
A group is a nonempty set G with a law of composition satisfying these axioms
Infinite number of rotations and reflections
24 rotations and 12 reflections