Friday, February 12, 2016

[gcvozwag] Naming by asymmetry

When naming items in a collection of objects, name them by the symmetries they don't have.  More symmetrical objects will have shorter names, which is fine because there are less of them; less symmetrical ones will have longer names.

Inspired by the difficulty of naming polyhedra and polychora.

There are devilish details.

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