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Point symmetry group matrix representations

  1. Mar 7, 2010 #1
    Is there any book or source avaliable that clearly shows the point symmetry operation with matrix representations?
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  3. Mar 7, 2010 #2
    Point group symmetry : Applications
    Methods and tables

    Philip Butler
    Plenum Press (1981)
  4. Mar 8, 2010 #3
    Thanks for your advice but can't find any printed or electronic version.

    Is there any alternative?
  5. Mar 8, 2010 #4
    You can find some relevant information in :
    Group theory and its application to physical problems
    Par Morton Hamermesh

    The last update :

    The Mathematical Theory of Symmetry in Solids: Representation Theory for point groups and space groups
    by Christopher Bradley,Arthur Cracknell
  6. Mar 8, 2010 #5


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    I recommend Matveev, Mayer, Roesch, ``Efficient symmetry treatment for the nonrelativistic and relativistic molecular Kohn-Sham problem.'', Comp. Phys. Comm 160 91 (2004), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2004.02.013 [Broken] . They give a general, yet concise and very elegant approach to evaluating matrix representations and irreducible representations of arbitrary point groups.
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  7. Mar 9, 2010 #6
    Thanks for the posts.
    Theese are actually what I need.
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