Questions about symmetry, in group theory, geometry or elsewhere in mathematics. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symmetry

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Rotation-Reflection-Symmetries

I have the following exercise: Do a rotation of $2 \cdot 72 ^\circ$. Then do a reflection of the axis $d4$. Then do a reflection of the axis $d3$. Then do a rotation of $2 \cdot 72 ^\circ$. ...
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Rotation and Symmetries of Equilateral Triangle

Let $\Sigma=\{ 1,2,3 \}$ be the set of the vertices of an equilateral triangle. Let $f=\sigma$ be the rotation of level with center of rotation $O$ over an angle of $\frac{2 \pi}{3}$ radians or ...
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Symmetries of the set of points $S$

Consider that we have a set of points $S$ in the plane $\mathbb R^2$ or in the space $\mathbb R^3$ and we also consider the one to one mappings $f:S \to S$ which have the following property: They ...
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Connection Between Fundamental Solution and Symmetries of PDE

The typical derivation of the fundamental solution of Laplace's equation is to look for a radially symmetric solution because the Laplace equation has radial symmetry, and a similar heuristic can be ...
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Conventional unit mesh

I'm trying to find and outline a non-primitive conventional unit mesh, I'm not sure how to go about it. I'd also like to find any mirrors of planes and rotional symmetry axes. Would this look ...
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Map a half sliced unit disk to upper half plane

"half sliced unit disk" Can somebody tell me how to map this conformally to the upper half plane? I think the symmetry principle should be applied here but stuck on that for hours. Pardon my hasty ...
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What is a “unique” mirror line of symmetry?

What is a "unique" mirror line of symmetry? For example why does an equilateral triangle have three mirror lines but only one "unique"mirror line of symmetry?
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Symmetry in Space

Is it possible for a non-co-planar set of points to be symmetric about a point but not symmetric about a plane? I am pretty sure this is true but I can't think of an example. Things that I think ...
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Symmetry groups of discrete functions

I'm looking for basic information about symmetry groups of discrete functions. It is difficult to search for such information, because searching for "symmetry group" gives results that refer almost ...
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Help with Autonne-Takagi factorization of a complex symmetric matrix.

Let $A=A_1i+A_2$ with $A$ non singular. Now let $$B =\begin{bmatrix} A_1 & A_2\\ A_2 & -A1 \end{bmatrix}$$ With $A_1$, $A_2$ and $B$ symmetric. Is it true that: 1) $B$ is non singular 2) ...
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Is $u^TAu \geq 0$ true for all symmetric matrices $A$?

we know from the definition of inner product and norm, that $u^Tu$ is always larger than zero, except the case where $u=0$ at which case it is zero. I came across a question that infers that $u^TAu ...
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Symmetry Definition and Equation [closed]

I need some help to understand Inversian Symmetry, Conformal Symmetry, and Scale Symmetry. Could you give me some guideline?
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Proving that the Moment Tensor is super-symmetric

The Carathéodory theorem in the image bellow is the one about convex hull, isn't it? Would you please explain why can the tensor F be rewritten as that sum? From that representation the author ...
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How to show properties of a given relation?

I am given that R is a relation on the given set X, and I have to show if the relation is (i) reflexive, (ii) symmetric, (iii) transitive, (iv) asymmetric, and (v) give an example of an element of ...
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Create a new function using symmetry w.r.t a point

Let's say I have a function $f$ which is defined on an interval $[0,1]$ . How can I create a function $g$ defined on $[0,2]$ where: $f(x)=\sqrt{x^{a} - x^b}$ ,$0<a<b$ ,$a$ and $b$ are constants ...
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Understanding the shape of $\phi''(x)=F(\phi(x))$

Hello I've got a question and no idea to get a solution. Maybe someone can give me an advice. The following problem is given: There is given a function $\phi \in C^2([a,b])$. Furthermore there is a ...
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Lie algebra $\implies$ Lie group?

Lie's third theorem says that every finite-dimensional Lie algebra g over the real numbers is associated to a Lie group G. So say I have an $r-$ parameter group of symmetries whose tangents at the ...
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What to call this kind of symmetry in a sphere?

Geometrically, if the two hemispheres of a spherical distribution of some kind (let's say a spherical gas cloud) are similar such that the properties of the gas as seen by a person standing on a ...
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Symmetry of the pentagon and even permutation

I was doing part (iii). For the first part of that questions, $ D_{10} = \{e, \rho, \rho^2, \rho^2, \rho^4, \sigma\rho, \sigma\rho^2, \sigma\rho^3, \sigma\rho^4 \} $ where $\rho = (1 \ 2 \ 3 \ 4 \ ...
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Re-arrange expression to transformation form

$$\frac{6x-5}{3x+1}$$ How do you write this in the form $$\frac{b}{x+c} + a$$ I know how to find a (2) by asymptote theory, but I don't know how to re-arrange to find B.
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How to find the order of the group?

Translation: If $G$ is a finite group in which every element $g \in G$ satisfies $g^2 = e$, where $e$ is the unit element of $G$, then what are the possible values for the order $k=|G|$ of $G$? ...
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Number of reflection symmetries of a basketball

Excerpt from John Horton Conway, The Symmetries of Things, pg. 12. Basketballs have two planes of reflective symmetry, as do tennis balls. I read this sentence and it immediately struck me as ...
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Is the shortest path using Dijkstra's Algorithm symmetric?

I am writing a code for finding the shortest path using Dijkstra's algorithm for an unweighted graph. I am wondering if this shortest path is symmetric i.e. if the shortest path from say A->E is ...
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What does it mean for $AA^T$ to be symmetric?

What does it mean for $AA^T$ to be symmetric? A question in my book says to show that $AA^T$ is symmetric so I took a very simple matrix to try and understand this: $A=\begin{bmatrix} 2 \\ 8 \\ ...
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The path to understanding Frieze Groups

What is the "Path" for understanding what Frieze Groups really are? Generally in mathematics, there is a is a path or "building blocks" approach to learning something. For example if I know how to ...
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What exactly is meant by symmetry?

This is something that has troubled me for long. Artin describes 4 types of symmetry: translational, rotational, reflective and glide. I somehow understand symmetry to be a "condition" in which a ...
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I have a 2x2 positive-semidefinite matrix. I am trying to find the equation of its elements.

So long story short. I have a matrix $A \in S^2_+$, that is, a symmetric, positive semi-definite 2x2 matrix. Here it is: $A = \begin{bmatrix} x & y \\y & z \end{bmatrix}$. Here is what it ...
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Explanation of basic definitions in game theory.

In the article entitled Non-Cooperative Game written by Nash in 1951, he discussed about the symmetries of games. Due to my lack of basic knowledge in permutations and symmetries, I looked up some ...
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Immersions of the Klein Bottle

The famous immersion of the Klein bottle lacks symmetry. (I'm talking about this one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Klein_bottle.svg) One can only see one plane of reflection. However, the ...
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Symmetrical curve equation in range of [0,1]

I would like to define a function $f(x,a)$ that has the following properties: $f(0,a)=0$, excluding $a=\infty$ $f(1,a)=1$, excluding $a=-\infty$ $f(x,0)=x$ $f(0,a\to\infty)\to1$ $f(1,a\to-\infty)\to0$ ...
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Translations in two dimensions - Group theory

I have just started learning Lie Groups and Algebra. Considering a flat 2-d plane if we want to translate a point from $(x,y)$ to $(x+a,y+b)$ then can we write it as : $$ \left( \begin{array}{ccc} ...
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Matrix $A=B+C$ with $B$ symmetric and $C$ antisymmetric

I am stumped on a question and am looking for some guidance on how to get it done. The problem gives you: $x_1 = \begin{bmatrix}9&-4&-2 \\-9&6&-3 \\10&-3&9\end{bmatrix}$ ...
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Plot the curve $y^2 = (x^2 +12x +36)/(x^4 -4x^3 - 12x^2 - 32x 64)$

Can you help me find the following to plot this curve, $$y^2 = \frac{x^2 +12x +36}{x^4 -4x^3 - 12x^2 - 32x 64}$$ In Explicit Form Find the Symmetry X & Y intercepts Vertical and Horizontal ...
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Why are all symmetry groups of regular polytopes are finite Coxeter groups.

Why are all symmetry groups of regular polytopes are finite Coxeter groups?
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One dimensional binary string with periodic boundaries and reflection

I have a binary string $l=(l_1,l_2,\ldots,l_{2n})$ with $l\in\{0,1\}$ and the conditions $l_i \cdot l_{i+n}=0$ for all $i$ and $\sum l_i=n$. Now, I was wondering how many distinct string exist, when a ...
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Spherical symmetry math

For spherical symmetry how the last four equations calculations is done? ccan you explain please? For reference see the equations 44
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Symmetries of a square and it's similarity to the Division Algorithm

I need help with this question: (each variable $r$ represents a rotation of the square about the axis through its centroid at $90^{\circ}$ intervals. $e$ represents nonmotion. This question is ...
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Prove the following $R \subseteq A\times B$ and $S\subseteq B\times C \rightarrow $ $ S \circ R $ is symetric

I want to prove the following $ S \circ R $ is symetric, A,B, C are sets $R \subseteq A\times B$ is Symetric $S\subseteq B\times C$ is Symetric Any Suggestions? Thanks!
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Symmetric properties of eigen vectors from symmetric properties of matrix

In my physical problem I have a matrix: $\begin{bmatrix} 0 & -c_0 & -i b_1 & -c_1 \\ a_0 & 0 & a_1 & ib_1 \\ ib_1 & -c_1 & 0 & -c_0 \\ a_1 & -i b_1 & ...
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Number of 2n-1 equal size partitions up to symmetry

Consider the $K_{2n}$ (or just the set $\{1,\dots,2n\}$) with $S_{2n}$ acting on the vertices. Moreover consider a collection of 2n-1 partitions of the vertices into two equal sized sets (repeated ...
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Reducing size of ODE system by using symmetries: examples, references help request.

We know: A high order differential equation can be expressed as an ODE system. Knowledge of a symmetry allow one to reduce the order of a differential equation. So if we do $n$-order ODE ...
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What is the value of $\angle BMN$?

Here $\triangle ABC$ is a isosceles triangle with $AC=BC,\angle C=20^\circ$, $\angle ABM=60^\circ$ and $\angle BAN=50^\circ$. What is the value of $\angle BMN$? please help me with this problem.
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Why does Group Theory not come in here?

Here is a list of questions that I find quite similar, for the one and only reason that they all show much "symmetry". Which is at the same time my problem, because I don't have a very precise notion ...
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Can this condition infer that the matrix is Hermite?

$\boldsymbol{A^H A=AA^H}$ does this imply that $\boldsymbol{A}$ is Hermite matrix? Why? $\boldsymbol{A^H}$ is the conjugate transpose of $\boldsymbol{A}$
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$A$ is a symmetric real matrix. Show that there is $B$ such that $B^3=A$

I'm having trouble with this question, I'd like someone to point me in the right direction. let $A$ be a n by n matrix with real values. show that there is another n by n real matrix $B$ such that ...
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short question regarding convention - symmetric matrices and transpose

I have a short question because wikipedia is extremly vague on this subject. Suppose I have the matrix $A=\begin{pmatrix} i & 1 \\ 1 & -i\end{pmatrix}$. Is it symmetric? I mean, in the ...
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ODE system and single PDE “equivalence”, reference request

The answers to this question Replacing large-dimensional ODE systems with one PDE suggest that, in general, one can not hope for "replacing" an ODE system with a single PDE. On the other hand, this ...
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ODE system and Lie symmetries

The ODE system (see below), where $F$ is a given function together the algebraic condition (SYM) imply that $$\boxed{y(t)=k-x(t)} \tag{*}$$ for some $k$ constant. The result that $y$ is a translation ...
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Show the integrals are alike without explicit computation.

I saw a couple of striking integrals which are $\hspace{5em} \displaystyle \color{black}{\displaystyle \int_a^b \frac{x\,\mathrm{d}x}{\sqrt{(x^2-a^2)(b^2-x^2)}} }$$\displaystyle\ =\ $$\displaystyle ...
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What do you call a convex polyhedron whose symmetry group is transitive on the facets?

I'd like to know a name/source for the following concept: Let $P$ be a convex polyhedron in $\mathbb{R}^3$. Let $G$ be its symmetry group, and let $F$ be the collection of (top-dimensional) faces of ...