The Mathematical Theory of Symmetry in Solids

The Mathematical Theory of Symmetry in Solids

Representation Theory for Point Groups and Space Groups

eBook - 2010
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This book gives the complete theory of the irreducible representations of the crystallographic point groups and space groups. This is important in the quantum-mechanical study of a particle or quasi-particle in a molecule or crystalline solid because the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of asystem belong to the irreducible representations of the group of symmetry operations of that system. The theory is applied to give complete tables of these representations for all the 32 point groups and 230 space groups, including the double-valued representations. For the space groups, thegroup of the symmetry operations of the k vector and its irreducible representations are given for all the special points of symmetry, lines of symmetry and planes of symmetry in the Brillouin zone. Applications occur in the electronic band structure, phonon dispersion relations and selectionrules for particle-quasiparticle interactions in solids. The theory is extended to the corepresentations of the Shubnikov (black and white) point groups and space groups.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780199582587
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (758 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Cracknell, Arthur P.
Alternative Title: Public Library Complete


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