20334 Symmetry: Mathematics, Chemistry

Credits: 4 advanced credits in Chemistry

Prerequisites: Students must fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

Required for the Chemistry section: Fundamentals of Physics or both Fundamentals of Physics I and Fundamentals of Physics II, and General Chemistry1 (or General Chemistry I + General Chemistry II, for Biology Students; or General Chemistry I + General Chemistry II); Recommended: Organic Chemistry or Organic Chemistry for Biology Students

Recommended for the Mathematics section: Introduction to Mathematics

Authors: Abraham Orenstein, Abraham Ginzburg, David Ginsburg, Simona Ginsburg, Daniela Leibowitz, Shmuel Berger

The term “symmetry” manifests itself in many areas – in the Visual Arts, Music, Mathematics and the Natural Sciences. The course provides mathematical formalization of the concept of symmetry and presents topics in the natural sciences in which symmetry is revealed in various forms: as a means of describing and classifying phenomena; as a principle for explaining and predicting phenomena; as a consideration assisting in the solution of problems. The course discusses topics from Mathematics and Chemistry.

Two other combinations of topics are offered:

Symmetry: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology (20332, 6 advanced credits)

Symmetry: Chemistry, Biology (20335, 4 advanced credits)

1or General Chemistry (20477 or 20487), which is no longer offered.