Brief teaching edition of Volume A: Space-group symmetry

Edited by Theo Hahn, Institut für Kristallographie, Technische Hochschule Aachen, D-52056 Aachen, Germany

brief teaching edition

Corrected reprint of the fifth edition, April 2005

176 pp.

ISBN 978-0-470-68911-0

Price: EUR 25/GBP 19.95


This brief teaching edition is a condensed, inexpensive version of Volume A. It consists of:
  • complete descriptions of the 17 plane groups, useful for the teaching of symmetry;
  • 24 selected space-group examples, of varying complexity and distributed over all seven crystal systems;
  • those basic text sections of Volume A that are necessary for the understanding and handling of space groups (Parts 1, 2, 3 and 5).

The purpose of the teaching edition is threefold:

(i) It should provide a handy (and inexpensive) tool for researchers and students wishing to familiarize themselves with the use of the space-group tables in Volume A.

(ii) It is designed for use in classroom teaching, and with this aim in mind the price has been kept as low as possible. In order to achieve this, the material has been reprinted from Volume A without any changes, except for pagination.

(iii) It may serve as a laboratory handbook because the 24 examples include most of the frequently occurring space groups, for both organic and inorganic crystals.

Sample pages

The fifth edition of the brief teaching edition has been reviewed by M. Warren [Mineral. Mag. (2003). 67, 826-827].

Copies may be ordered directly from the IUCr, Wiley or from any bookseller. Bulk discounts may be available on orders of the brief teaching edition: please contact Wiley for details.