Geometry

Group Theory for Beginners: An Intuitive Approach

What exactly is a symmetry?

Aidan Lytle
Intuition
Published in
9 min readNov 13, 2021

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A dodecahedron over a Penrose tiling. Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

When we talk about mathematics in terms of its beauty, its symmetry, and its power, we often leave off exactly what these things are. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what exactly a symmetry is?

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Aidan Lytle
Intuition

Mathematician out of NC. Read and write philosophy and social theory.