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2 between the lines. Also, by mentioning m first, we imply a signed turn of φ from m to n (if no order is implied then the angle may be taken as unsigned). 2 Decomposing isometries (i) A rotation about a point A may be expressed as the product Rm Rn of reflections in lines through A at half the rotation angle. (ii) A translation may be expressed as the product Rm Rn of reflections in lines perpendicular to the translation direction, at one half the translation distance. (iii) In case (i) the direction and in (ii) the position of one line may be chosen arbitrarily.

2. How isometry types combine. 1. 4 supply important special cases in row (c). The table is unaffected by changing orders of composition. It justifies the idea of the point group in Chapter 6, a key step in the classification of plane patterns into 17 types. 7) Glideb line parallel to original line at α/2 to original Translation, if this angle is a whole number of turns. 4. 9 Let F be some figure in the plane. By definition, a line m is a line of symmetry of F if Rm is a symmetry of F, that is if Rm maps F onto itself; a point A is an n-fold centre (of symmetry) if R A (1/n) is a symmetry of F.

10 Mirror lines m, n intersect in a point A at angle φ. 16, and following the motion of a point on one of the mirrors. √ 11 The vertices A, B, C of an equilateral triangle are ordered in the positive sense. 10). (ii) Determine the composition R A (−1/3)R B (1/3) [Hint: let D be the midpoint of BC]. 12 The vertices A, B, C, D of a square are counterclockwise and E, F are the respective midpoints of AD, DC. Show that R E (1/2)R B D is a glide with translation vector E F. √ 13 Find a formula for reflection in the line with equation ax + by = 1.

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