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Crystallographic groups by T. Janssen

Crystallographic groups by T. Janssen <h2>Acta Crystallographica Section A</h2><h3>Crystal Physics, Diffraction, Theoretical and General Crystallography</h3><h3>0567-7394</h3> <h2>book reviews</h2> Volume 30 Part 3 Page 462 May 1974 <h2> Crystallographic groups by T. Janssen</h2> H. Wondratschek Crystallographic groups. By T. JANSSEN, Pp. xiii+ 281. Amsterdam: North Holland. 1973. Price f 60.00 (U.S. $ 21.10). In this excellent book the author introduces crystallographic groups in a modern way, but - despite the title - it is not a book on crystallographic groups. Its contents could be better described by the title 'crystallographic groups in solid-state theory'. Crystallographic groups are not dealt with as such but are used extensively as tools for the solu- tion of solid-state physical problems. A rough estimate shows, that approximately 65 pages, may be considered as mathematical, 96 pages are crystallography, 112 pages are physics, and 18 pages are exercises, bibliography, and index. Therefore, less than one third of the book is really con- cerned with crystallography in the usual sense. The author starts with a mathematical introduction (groups, linear algebra, representations). There follows a chapter Group theory and quantum mechanics. The next two chapters are devoted mainly to crystallography (crystallo- graphic point groups and their representations, space groups and their representations), but http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Crystallographica Section A: Crystal Physics, Diffraction, Theoretical and General Crystallography International Union of Crystallography

Crystallographic groups by T. Janssen


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<h2>Acta Crystallographica Section A</h2><h3>Crystal Physics, Diffraction, Theoretical and General Crystallography</h3><h3>0567-7394</h3> <h2>book reviews</h2> Volume 30 Part 3 Page 462 May 1974 <h2> Crystallographic groups by T. Janssen</h2> H. Wondratschek Crystallographic groups. By T. JANSSEN, Pp. xiii+ 281. Amsterdam: North Holland. 1973. Price f 60.00 (U.S. $ 21.10). In this excellent book the author introduces crystallographic groups in a modern way, but - despite the title - it is not a book on crystallographic groups. Its contents could be better described by the title 'crystallographic groups in solid-state theory'. Crystallographic groups are not dealt with as such but are used extensively as tools for the solu- tion of solid-state physical problems. A rough estimate shows, that approximately 65 pages, may be considered as mathematical, 96 pages are crystallography, 112 pages are physics, and 18 pages are exercises, bibliography, and index. Therefore, less than one third of the book is really con- cerned with crystallography in the usual sense. The author starts with a mathematical introduction (groups, linear algebra, representations). There follows a chapter Group theory and quantum mechanics. The next two chapters are devoted mainly to crystallography (crystallo- graphic point groups and their representations, space groups and their representations), but

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Publisher
International Union of Crystallography
Copyright
Copyright (c) 1974 International Union of Crystallography
ISSN
0567-7394
DOI
10.1107/S0567739474001082
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<h2>Acta Crystallographica Section A</h2><h3>Crystal Physics, Diffraction, Theoretical and General Crystallography</h3><h3>0567-7394</h3> <h2>book reviews</h2> Volume 30 Part 3 Page 462 May 1974 <h2> Crystallographic groups by T. Janssen</h2> H. Wondratschek Crystallographic groups. By T. JANSSEN, Pp. xiii+ 281. Amsterdam: North Holland. 1973. Price f 60.00 (U.S. $ 21.10). In this excellent book the author introduces crystallographic groups in a modern way, but - despite the title - it is not a book on crystallographic groups. Its contents could be better described by the title 'crystallographic groups in solid-state theory'. Crystallographic groups are not dealt with as such but are used extensively as tools for the solu- tion of solid-state physical problems. A rough estimate shows, that approximately 65 pages, may be considered as mathematical, 96 pages are crystallography, 112 pages are physics, and 18 pages are exercises, bibliography, and index. Therefore, less than one third of the book is really con- cerned with crystallography in the usual sense. The author starts with a mathematical introduction (groups, linear algebra, representations). There follows a chapter Group theory and quantum mechanics. The next two chapters are devoted mainly to crystallography (crystallo- graphic point groups and their representations, space groups and their representations), but

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Acta Crystallographica Section A: Crystal Physics, Diffraction, Theoretical and General CrystallographyInternational Union of Crystallography

Published: May 1, 1974

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