A Field Guide to the Orbifolds (Geometry and the Imagination)
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|Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center|
|Tongue-in-cheek hints for learning how to classify the 17 types of symmetry patterns in the Euclidean plane. "...information presented in this section has been gleaned from a cryptic manuscript discovered among the personal papers of John Conway after his death. For each of the 17 types of patterns, the manuscript shows a small piece of the pattern, the notation for the quotient orbifold, and Conway's idiosyncratic pidgin-Greek name for the corresponding pattern."|
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