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The Mathematics of Geometric Patterns in the Plane

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The geometric art of Islam, the mind-teasing art of Dutch artist M. C. Escher, the geometric patterns found in tilings, brick-work, Roman mosaics, and quilts -- these all enjoy certain patterns of symmetry that can be analyzed mathematically, helping to bridge a gap that some perceive between art and science.  This course will explore the 17 possible pattern types, or groups of symmetries, that geometric patterns can possess: learning how to recognize them when they occur and how to create new ones of each type.  No formal mathematical prerequisites will be assumed.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

W&M Kaplan Arena

Paul Stockmeyer 



Registration Closes On
Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/23/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/16/2018 - 12/7/2018 Weekly - Fri 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Williamsburg, W&M Kaplan Arena  Map Paul Stockmeyer