Crystals and Light: An Introduction to Optical Crystallography

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Courier Corporation, 1977 - Science - 156 pages
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This book includes - A concise yet comprehensive study of the behavior of light in crystals. The topics range wide from space lattices and point groups to polarization and dispersion. With 175 figures and 8 plates, including 18 color photographs.
 

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Contents

Symmetry
1
Symmetry in Crystals
10
Directions and Planes Miller Indices
30
The ThreeDimensional Crystal on TwoDimensional
42
Crystal Classes
53
The Crystalline State
62
The Relation Between the Symmetry of a Crystal
69
Uniaxial Crystals in Convergent Polarized Light
94
The Polarizing Microscope
101
Refraction of Light in Crystals
112
Biaxial Crystals
123
Dispersion
132
Summary of the Relation Between Optical Properties
139
Space Groups
150
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Wood is Associate Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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