Thanks! I tried carrying it on, this is what i've done so far.
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Draw a diagram of the pentagon and label the vertices. Done.
Give the coordinates of the vertices in terms of sines and cosines of appropriate angles. Done.
List the symmetries of the pentagon. How would i present my answer? There are 5 rotational symmetries, and 5 reflection symmetries. How would i list each one out?
For each reflection in this list, add the line of the reflection to your diagram. I've added it in the diagram below, is that correct?
Choose two of these reflections and write each symmetry in terms of the chosen reflections. I chose the purple line, and said its reflection in x-axis, with the matrice on the diagram. How would I write each symmetry in terms of the chosen reflection?
For each symmetry, give the resulting permutation of the vertices. How would I do this?
Thanks alot!
Thanks, could you explain to me why the angles are 72 degrees, and hence (cos72, sin 72)? I thought the internal angles are meant to be 108?
Hello gomesCorrect. Each rotational symmetry has centre at the origin; the five angles of rotation are .
Each reflection line passes through the origin and one of the five vertices of the pentagon.
Yes.For each reflection in this list, add the line of the reflection to your diagram. I've added it in the diagram below, is that correct?
You are correct for the reflection in the purple line.Choose two of these reflections and write each symmetry in terms of the chosen reflections. I chose the purple line, and said its reflection in x-axis, with the matrice on the diagram. How would I write each symmetry in terms of the chosen reflection?
I am not sure exactly what information is wanted for one of the other reflections. But if you choose the red line (through B), the matrix that represents it is:See, for example, here.
For example, reflection in the purple line produces the following permutation:For each symmetry, give the resulting permutation of the vertices. How would I do this?
and the rotation is:
Do you see how to continue?
The interior angles of are the angle at each vertex. Each angle at the centre of the pentagon is .Thanks, could you explain to me why the angles are 72 degrees, and hence (cos72, sin 72)? I thought the internal angles are meant to be 108?
Grandad
Thanks for your help, I understand it now!
Thanks, erm, could you explain this one? I thought reflecting it sends:
B to E, E to B
C to D, D to C
A stays the same?
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on this page which you gave me, why is the rotation matrice only theta, but reflection two-theta?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordin...nd_reflections
but on this page, why is both the rotation matrice and reflection matrice only theta?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthogo...wer_dimensions
That's what means.
Read it carefully. On the second page the reflection is in a line at an angle of .on this page which you gave me, why is the rotation matrice only theta, but reflection two-theta?
Coordinate rotations and reflections - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
but on this page, why is both the rotation matrice and reflection matrice only theta?
Orthogonal matrix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grandad