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The discovery in 1984 of crystals with forbidden symmetry posed fascinating and challenging problems in many fields of mathematics and solid state sciences. This volume brings together for the first time the many strands of contemporary research in quasicrystal geometry and weaves them into a coherent whole.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; 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.