Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Geometry of the Dance

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Peter Pesic uses a dance metaphor to explain
finite group theory, with permutations of four elements
represented by symmetries of a tetrahedron—

IMAGE- 'The geometry of the dance' is that of a tetrahedron, according to Peter Pesic

For a different approach to the dance metaphor, see
the dance in Four Quartets and Poetry's Bones.

                                             In that open field
If you do not come too close, if you do not come too close,
On a summer midnight, you can hear the music
Of the weak pipe and the little drum
And see them dancing around the bonfire
The association of man and woman
In daunsinge, signifying matrimonie—
A dignified and commodiois sacrament.
Two and two, necessarye coniunction….

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