Aperiodic order
 Responsibility
 Michael Baake, Uwe Grimm.
 Publication
 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
 Physical description
 volumes : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.
 Series
 Encyclopedia of mathematics and its applications ; v. 149.
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Available online
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Library has: v.1
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QA640.72 .B33 2013 V.1  Unknown 
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Baake, Michael, author.
 Contributor
 Grimm, Uwe, author.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 v. 1. A mathematical invitation.
 Publisher's Summary
 Quasicrystals are nonperiodic solids that were discovered in 1982 by Dan Shechtman, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry 2011. The underlying mathematics, known as the theory of aperiodic order, is the subject of this comprehensive multivolume series. This first volume provides a graduatelevel introduction to the many facets of this relatively new area of mathematics. Special attention is given to methods from algebra, discrete geometry and harmonic analysis, while the main focus is on topics motivated by physics and crystallography. In particular, the authors provide a systematic exposition of the mathematical theory of kinematic diffraction. Numerous illustrations and workedout examples help the reader to bridge the gap between theory and application. The authors also point to more advanced topics to show how the theory interacts with other areas of pure and applied mathematics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521869911 20160612
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 Beginning date
 2013
 Series
 Encyclopedia of mathematics and its applications ; 149
 ISBN
 9780521869911 (v. 1 (hardback))
 0521869919 (v. 1 (hardback))