Quasicrystals and Geometry

Quasicrystals and Geometry

by Marjorie Senechal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521575419

ISBN-13: 9780521575416

Pub. Date: 09/26/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Quasicrystals and Geometry brings together for the first time the many strands of contemporary research in quasicrystal geometry and weaves them into a coherent whole. The author describes the historical and scientific context of this work, and carefully explains what has been proved and what is conjectured. This, together with a bibliography of over 250 references,…  See more details below

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Quasicrystals and Geometry brings together for the first time the many strands of contemporary research in quasicrystal geometry and weaves them into a coherent whole. The author describes the historical and scientific context of this work, and carefully explains what has been proved and what is conjectured. This, together with a bibliography of over 250 references, provides a solid background for further study. The discovery in 1984 of crystals with 'forbidden' symmetry posed fascinating and challenging problems in many fields of mathematics, as well as in the solid state sciences. Increasingly, mathematicians and physicists are becoming intrigued by the quasicrystal phenomenon, and the result has been an exponential growth in the literature on the geometry of diffraction patterns, the behaviour of the Fibonacci and other nonperiodic sequences, and the fascinating properties of the Penrose tilings and their many relatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521575416
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/26/1996
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Past as prologue; 2. Lattices, Voronoi cells, and quasicrystals; 3. Introduction to diffraction geometry; 4. Order on the line; 5. Tiles and tilings; 6. Penrose tilings of the plane; 7. The aperiodic zoo; 8. An atlas of tiling transforms; Appendix I. A mathematician's toolbag; Appendix II. De Bruijn's generalized functions; References.

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