Symmetry through the Eyes of a Chemist

  • Magdolna Hargittai
  • István Hargittai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Magdolna Hargittai, István Hargittai
    Pages 1-23
  3. Magdolna Hargittai, István Hargittai
    Pages 25-95
  4. Magdolna Hargittai, István Hargittai
    Pages 97-167
  5. Magdolna Hargittai, István Hargittai
    Pages 169-215
  6. Magdolna Hargittai, István Hargittai
    Pages 217-237
  7. Magdolna Hargittai, István Hargittai
    Pages 239-312
  8. Magdolna Hargittai, István Hargittai
    Pages 313-370
  9. Magdolna Hargittai, István Hargittai
    Pages 371-412
  10. Magdolna Hargittai, István Hargittai
    Pages 413-504
  11. Magdolna Hargittai, István Hargittai
    Pages E1-E2
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 505-520

About this book

Introduction

Symmetry through the Eyes of a Chemist, 3rd Edition

Magdolna Hargittai and István Hargittai are PhD’s (Eötvös University), DSc’s (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), and Dr.h.c.’s (University of North Carolina). They are currently affiliated with the Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry and Materials Structure and Modeling Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. They are also members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea (London).

Reviews of previous editions

“This has to be the most delightful book on symmetry ever written!” F.L. Pilar, Elementary Quantum Chemistry

“The book gives a fascinating overview of the rich variety of applications of symmetry, showing both its power and its aesthetic appeal.” Science

“Education by aesthetic appeal.” Nature

“The cosmopolitan eye… good-humored and clearly delighted by diversity, informs this entire book. The work offers a broad new perspective.” Scientific American

“In the refreshing style of scientists with an almost renaissance versatility.” New Scientist

“This beautiful book… looks at symmetry as a unifying theme in the nature of things.” Mathematical Reviews

“…gives the reader a broad perspective…” The Mathematical Intelligencer

“An outstanding book that succeeds admirably on a number of levels…” Bowker’s Good Reading

“I warmly recommend it to all chemists.” Journal of Chemical Education

“Succeeds not only in demonstrating how central [in] the study of all fields of chemistry symmetry consideration [is] but how these same concepts of symmetry can be traced through all our cultural traditions unifying and contrasting diverse endeavors in literature, music, and art.” Journal of the American Chemical Society

“The book…to which I shall return frequently and with considerable pleasure.” Chemistry and Industry

Keywords

chemistry crystal crystal structures electronic structures group theory molecular geometry molecular vibrations space group symmetry

Authors and affiliations

  • Magdolna Hargittai
    • 1
  • István Hargittai
    • 1
  1. 1.Budapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5628-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5627-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5628-4
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