Road Map

An Atlas of Symmetry is divided (like All Gaul, as my classics teacher used to say) into three parts.

As this will be a book designed to be looked at and read on a computer these parts won't necessarily be separated chapter by chapter. Instead you will be able to take your own route through the book, skipping over bits that seen too hard or too dull, and going into greater depth in the parts that awaken your interest.

Before we begin in earnest, it might be as well for me to write something about what mathematics actually is, and I'm going to start by asking the question "What is Mathematics?".