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ON LUNDA-DESIGNS
AND
SOME OF THEIR SYMMETRIES


Paulus Gerdes
Departamento de Matemática,
Universidade Pedagógica,
P.O.Box 915, Maputo,
Mozambique

paulus@up.uem.mz


Abstract: Lunda-designs were discovered in the context of analysing the properties of a class of curves appearing in several cultures around the world. These curves may be considered as generated by certain mirror designs. This paper explains the emergence of Lunda-designs, presents examples of them and discusses aspects of their symmetries.