About this book
In the course of 30 years as a practicing crystallographer I have frequently been faced with the necessity of finding out a little bit about some general branch of mathematics with which I was previously unfamiliar. Under these circumstances I have usually followed the common practice of seeking out some colleague who would be expected to have a thorough knowledge of the subject. I would then find myself faced either with an involved lecture in which the colleague would attempt to distill a lifetime of experience into a form that was comprehensible to a novice with a very different background, or with a book about the subject, written by a specialist, that contained far more information than I really wanted to know. I would have to separate the few kernels of useful material from a large volume of what would probably be wheat to someone else, but was chaff to me. In the course of that time I have acquired a collection of books to which I frequently refer. Most of these have a small number of thoroughly dog-eared pages, along with many that have scarcely been opened. During the same period I have been privileged to associate and collabo rate with a number of materials scientists who were not trained as crystal lographers, but whose interests required them to understand particular details of some structural problem.
Materials Matrix (Math.) Statistik Symmetrische Gruppe Tensorrechnung Vektorrechnung algebra crystallography kernel knowledge materials science mathematics model uncertainty