Entropy 2003, 5(3), 271-312; doi:10.3390/e5030271

Chirality and Symmetry Measures: A Transdisciplinary Review

Received: 20 April 2003; Accepted: 3 July 2003 / Published: 3 July 2003
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Abstract: Many quantitative measures of the degree of chirality or symmetry of a set have been proposed in the literature. The main approaches from various areas are reviewed: chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer sciences, biology, and psychophysics. Relations between chirality, symmetry, and other concepts such as similarity, disorder and entropy, are discussed.
Keywords: chirality; symmetry; measure; continuous; quantitative; chiral index; direct symmetry index; asymmetry coefficient; skewness; chirality functions; quasi-symmetry; fuzzy symmetry
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Petitjean, M. Chirality and Symmetry Measures: A Transdisciplinary Review. Entropy 2003, 5, 271-312.

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Petitjean M. Chirality and Symmetry Measures: A Transdisciplinary Review. Entropy. 2003; 5(3):271-312.

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Petitjean, Michel. 2003. "Chirality and Symmetry Measures: A Transdisciplinary Review." Entropy 5, no. 3: 271-312.

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