Multiplication by Division: In Search of Cosmic Hierarchy

  • Amy C. Edmondson
Part of the Design Science Collection book series (DSC)


It may seem that we have strayed from Fuller’s “operational mathematics” while investigating the symmetrical properties of various polyhedra in the previous chapter. Recall that “operational” indicates an emphasis on procedure and experience: what to do to develop and transform models or systems. “Multiplication by division” brings us back to experience, introducing an operational strategy, which will add new meaning to Fuller’s term “intertransformabilities.” We thus elaborate on the shared symmetries among shapes while discovering new transformations from one to another, and this time previous experience allows us to anticipate results.


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© Birkhäuser Boston, Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amy C. Edmondson
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  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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