** About the book** ESSENTIALS OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHY presents a comprehensive study of the essential aspects of crystallography. The topics include a detail discussion of geometry and symmetry of crystals, a simplified approach to derive the point groups and space groups, methods of crystal growth and related theories, imperfections in crystalline solids, various diffraction methods, procedures for solving crystal structures and computing methods in crystallography. Keeping in view the diverse nature of readers, the treatments and the mathematics used in the book have been kept as simple as possible.
This book will serve as a textbook to any crystallographic course at Postgraduate and M. Phil. level. In addition,
this will be helpful for all researchers in physics, chemistry, biology, mineralogy etc. who are working with crystallography related problems.
NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION
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• Groups, Matrices and Representation of Symmetry Operations |

**Table
of content** Preface to the Second Edition / Preface to the First Edition / Bravais Lattice in Two Dimensions / Bravais Lattices in Three Dimensions / Symmetry Elements in Two Dimensions / Symmetry Elements in Three Dimensions / Derivation of Point Groups / Derivation of Space Groups / Crystal Planes, Directions and Projections / Experiment and Theory of Crystal Growth / Crystal Imperfections / Diffraction Methods / Factors Affecting X-ray Intensities / Structure Factors and Fourier Synthesis / Crystal Structure Analysis / Crystal Structure Refinements / Groups, Matrices and Representation of Symmetry Operations / Bibliography / Subject Index.
**Audience**
Postgraduate Students & Researchers in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mineralogy |