Discrete Symmetry Groups

  • Wolfgang Ludwig
  • Claus Falter
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 64)

Abstract

Those discrete groups which play the central role in solid-state physics are the point groups and their extensions (double, colour groups), the translation groups, and the combination of both (the space groups). These groups and the meaning of their elements are discussed in the following sections. Apart from these, the symmetric (permutation) groups are important in physical systems. They are described in Sect. 3.5.

Keywords

Hexagonal Rutile Ferro 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Ludwig
    • 1
  • Claus Falter
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikWestfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterFed. Rep. of Germany

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