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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
W Hergert |

ISBN: | 9783527411337 352741133X |

OCLC Number: | 1090514745 |

Description: | xiii, 364 pages ; 25 cm |

Contents: | 1 Preface 2 Introduction I Basics of group theory 3 Symmetry operations and transformations of fields 4 Basic abstract group theory 5 Discrete symmetry groups for solid state physics and photonics 6 Representation theory 7 Symmetry in k-space II Applications in electronic structure theory 8 Solution of the Schroedinger equation 9 Generalization to include the spin 10 Electronic energy bands III Applications in photonics 11 Solution of Maxwell's equations 12 Twodimensional photonic crystals 13 Threedimensional photonic crystals 14 Other Applications A Mathematica Package Reference B Connection of the group theory package to MPB and MEEP |

### Abstract:

While group theory is well established, this textbook raises two completely new aspects: gaining a better understanding by focusing on problem solving, making extensive use of Mathematica; offering a new tool for photonics by applying the concepts to photonic fibers and crystals.
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