eJMT Abstract

Title Chinese Lattice Design from Symmetry Groups Point of View
Author Miroslaw MAJEWSKI and Jiyang WANG
Volume 4
Number 2

In this paper we are going to look at some of Chinese lattice patterns from a transformation geometry point of view. Our main target will be geometric patterns in Chinese lattices used to decorate buildings and temples. We will be interested which of the plane symmetry groups are represented in these patterns and how such patterns can be modelled with dynamic geometry software. All examples analyzed in this paper are modelled with Geometer’s Sketchpad. The paper will demonstrate numerous examples taken from real buildings as well as their computer models.