Crystal anisotropy and tensors
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This chapter shows why the anisotropy of crystals requires a representation of their physical properties by tensors, and defines them. It then shows how the symmetry of a given crystal (its point group) influences the form of these material tensors. Curie’s and Neumann’s principles and their application to the tensor properties of crystals are presented in Sect. 9.5.
KeywordsTransformation Matrix Point Group Orthonormal Frame Axis System Symmetry Operation
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