The principle of symmetry appears in architecture, in the arts, in nature. It is often understood as harmony of proportions. But what is the philosophical or mathematical significance of the idea of symmetry? This unit will help clarify this significance by developing the geometric concept of symmetry and by conveying the sensibility to recognise and categorise symmetries in different contexts. The richness, diversity, connectedness, depth and pleasure of the systematic study of symmetry, and indeed of mathematical thinking, is central to this unit. It will not involve grinding through formulas, but instead emphasise the process of thinking, comparing, analysing, understanding and inventing.
|Academic unit||Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.
Key dates through the academic year, including teaching periods, census, payment deadlines and exams.
Enrolment, course planning, fees, graduation, support services, student IT
Code of Conduct for Students, Conditions of Enrollment, University Privacy Statement, Academic Integrity
Academic appeals process, special consideration, rules and guidelines, advice and support
Policy register, policy search
Scholarships, interest free loans, bursaries, money management
Learning Centre, faculty and school programs, Library, online resources
Student Centre, counselling & psychological services, University Health Service, general health and wellbeing