Introduction Man and symmetry Symmetrical buildings What a car has to do with symmetry? Symmetry in nature Summary Miscellaneous
We would like to show you that symmetries are around us. They are present in our everyday life. Seldom do we notice them. The story about symmetry starts at our homes which are pervaded by it, although asymmetry is becoming more and more popular.
Once we get inside our super- symmetrical car, we may admire symmetrical steering wheel, buttons, knobs, gear lever, etc.
Symmetry in nature is not a common thing. It is enough to look at plants and animals. In nature there are no ideal shapes, but while looking at an orange, everybody sees a ball. Therefore, the notion of symmetry cannot be dismissed entirely from nature. Symmetrical fruit Symmetrical flowers
Watermelon Avokado Peach Pomegranate Apple Coconut Nut Orange
Watermelon resembles in shape a ball. The patterns on its skin are not symmetrical, but the whole fruit is. Its seeds are also symmetrical. Watermelon displays central symmetry. We must admit that the fruit is very tasty, unfortunately, this cannot be measured in terms of symmetry.
Avokado has one plane of symmetry. Its leaves are also often symmetrical.
Apart from having many planes of symmetry, peaches display central symmetry, like peach flowers.
Peach flowers have five petals and may have 1-5 planes of symmetry, depending on the position of the petals.
Even when the wind blows, the windmill remains symmetrical.
Symmetry clearly dominates our surroundings. However, what it worth noticing, it does not take exactly measured form but contributes to putting our everyday life in order. We see it at home in objects and appliances used for preparing food etc. Nobody measures flowers and trees with a ruler. It is enough for them to have similar colours and shapes reminding us of various figures. What is symmetry, then? Putting reality in order. Nobody likes to live in a mess and chaos.
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