# Transformations and SymmetryIntroduction

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Over time, we’ve imitated nature’s symmetry in art, architecture, technology and design. Symmetric shapes and patterns just seems to look *more beautiful* than non-symmetric ones.

But symmetry is much more important than simply *looking beautiful*. It lies at the very foundations of our universe, and can even explain the most fundamental laws of physics.

While symmetry is a very intuitive concept, describing it mathematically is more difficult than you might think. First, we have to learn about **transformations**

The result of a transformation is called the **image**

The **rigid transformations**.