Springer Series in Materials Science

Crystallography and the World of Symmetry

Authors: Chatterjee, Sanat K.

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  • Broad discussion of the role of symmetry in physical systems
  • Explains the basics of periodic and aperiodic structures
  • Brings physics and geometry together
  • Both an enlightening reference work for researchers and an interesting study text for graduate students
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Symmetry exists in realms from crystals to patterns, in external shapes of living or non-living objects, as well as in the fundamental particles and the physical laws that govern them. In fact, the search for this symmetry is the driving force for the discovery of many fundamental particles and the formulation of many physical laws. While one can not imagine a world which is absolutely symmetrical nor can one a world which is absolutely asymmetrical. These two aspects of nature are intermingled with each other inseparably. This is the basis of the existence of aperiodicity manifested in the liquid crystals and also quasi-crystals also discussed in Crystallography and the World of Symmetry.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crystallography and the World of Symmetry
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Materials Science
Series Volume
113
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-69899-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-69899-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-69898-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08938-1
Series ISSN
0933-033X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 152
Number of Illustrations
100 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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