E.M.S. Hitzer, C. Perwass
Crystal Cells in Geometric Algebra
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advanced Mechanical Engineering, between University of Fukui (Japan) - Pukyong National University (Korea), 27 Nov. 2004, pp. 290-295 (2004).
Abstract: This paper focuses on the symmetries of space lattice crystal cells. All 32 point groups of three dimensional crystal cells are exclusively described by vectors (three for one particular cell) taken from the physical cell. Geometric multiplication of these vectors completely generates all symmetries, including reflections, rotations, inversions, rotary-reflections and rotary-inversions. The sets of vectors necessary are illustrated in drawings and all symmetry group elements are listed explicitly as geometric vector products. Finally a new free interactive software tool is introduced, that visualizes all symmetry transformations in the way described in the main geometrical part of this paper.