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Foreword to the First Edition. Foreword to the Second, Revised Edition. Foreword to the Third, Revised Edition. Foreword to the Fourth, Revised Edition. Foreword to the Fifth, Revised Edition. Preface. Computer production of Volume A -- Part 1. Symbols And Terms Used In This Volume: Printed symbols for crystallographic items. Printed symbols for conventional centring types. Printed symbols for symmetry elements. Graphical symbols for symmetry elements in one, two and three dimensions. Part 2. Guide To The Use Of The Space-Group Tables: Classification and coordinate systems of space groups. Contents and arrangement of the tables. Part 3. Determination Of Space Group: Space-group determination and diffraction symbols. Part 4. Synoptic Tables Of Space-Group Symbols: Introduction to the synoptic tables. Symbols for plane groups (two-dimensional space groups). Symbols for space groups.Part 5. Transformations In Crystallography: Transformations of the coordinate system (unit-cell transformations). Transformations of symmetry operations. Part 6. The 17 Plane Groups (Two-Dimensional Space Groups). Part 7. The 230 Space Groups. Part 8. Introduction To Space-Group Symmetry: Basic concepts. Classifications of space groups, point groups and lattices. Special topics on space groups. Part 9. Crystal Lattices: Bases, lattices, Bravais lattices and other classifications. Reduced bases. Further properties of lattices. Part 10. Point Groups And Crystal Classes: Crystallographic and noncrystallographic point groups. Point-group symmetry and physical properties of crystals. Part 11. Symmetry Operations: Point coordinates symmetry operations and their symbols. Derivation of symbols and coordinates triplets. Part 12. Space-Group Symbols And Their Use: Point-group symbols. Space-group symbols. Properties of the international symbols. Changes introduced in space-group symbols since 1935. Part 13. Isomorphic Subgroups Of Space Groups: Isomorphic subgroups. Derivative lattices. Part 14. Lattice Complexes: Introduction and definition. Symbols and properties of lattice complexes. Applications of the lattice-complex concept. Part 15. Normalizers Of Space Groups And Their Use In Crystallography: Introduction and definitions. Euclidean and affine normalizers of plane groups and space groups. Examples of the use of normalizers. Normalizers of point groups -- References.Author index. Subject index.

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From the reviews:

..." The Editor's goal to provide data that are useful for all aspects of crystallography as well as text to satisfy the needs of those interested in the theoretical reasons behind these tables has led to a fruitful combination of tables for practical use in the first part and a high-level textbook in the second. To sum up, ITA is not only the first and the most frequently edited volume in this series of a new generation of crystallographic references, it sets standards for the subject of crystallography in general as a hard' and far-reaching branch of science. Thanks to the availability of this reference, supported by the IUCr, there is nowadays an international consensus on key concepts of crystallography. ITA is a book of symbols relevant for symmetry properties of crystals. While many other books are using the relevant symbols, ITA delivers not only the complete listings but also a comprehensive explanation of the theory behind them and detailed instructions for use. Hence, it is indispensable for people dealing with the symmetry of crystals." (P. Paufler Acta Cryst. (2004). A60, 641-642 )


From the reviews of the fifth edition:

..." The Editor's goal to provide data that are useful for all aspects of crystallography as well as text to satisfy the needs of those interested in the theoretical reasons behind these tables has led to a fruitful combination of tables for practical use in the first part and a high-level textbook in the second. To sum up, ITA is not only the first and the most frequently edited volume in this series of a new generation of crystallographic references, it sets standards for the subject of crystallography in general as a hard' and far-reaching branch of science. Thanks to the availability of this reference, supported by the IUCr, there is nowadays an international consensus on key concepts of crystallography. ITA is a book of symbols relevant for symmetry properties of crystals. While many other books are using the relevant symbols, ITA delivers not only the complete listings but also a comprehensive explanation of the theory behind them and detailed instructions for use. Hence, it is indispensable for people dealing with the symmetry of crystals." (P. Paufler Acta Cryst. (2004). A60, 641-642 )
"Since its first appearance in 1983, Volume A of International Tables for Crystallography (hereafter ITA) has served consumers of symmetry-group data for about 20 years . ITA is not only the first and the most frequently edited volume in this series of a new generation of crystallographic references, it sets standards for the subject of crystallography in general . I feel personal indebtedness to the Editor and to the other authors of this useful volume and the huge work that has been done." (Peter Paufler, Acta Crystallographica, 2004)


From the reviews of the fifth edition: , .." The Editor's goal to provide data that are useful for all aspects of crystallography as well as text to satisfy the needs of those interested in the theoretical reasons behind these tables has led to a fruitful combination of tables for practical use in the first part and a high-level textbook in the second. To sum up, ITA is not only the first and the most frequently edited volume in this series of a new generation of crystallographic references, it sets standards for the subject of crystallography in general as a hard' and far-reaching branch of science. Thanks to the availability of this reference, supported by the IUCr, there is nowadays an international consensus on key concepts of crystallography. ITA is a book of symbols relevant for symmetry properties of crystals. While many other books are using the relevant symbols, ITA delivers not only the complete listings but also a comprehensive explanation of the theory behind them and detailed instructions for use. Hence, it is indispensable for people dealing with the symmetry of crystals." (P. Paufler [Acta Cryst. (2004). A60, 641-642] )
"Since its first appearance in 1983, Volume A of International Tables for Crystallography (hereafter ITA) has served ???consumers??? of symmetry-group data for about 20 years ??? . ITA is not only the first and the most frequently edited volume in this series of a new generation of crystallographic references, it sets standards for the subject of crystallography in general ??? . I feel personal indebtedness to the Editor and to the other authors of this usefulvolume and the huge work that has been done." (Peter Paufler, Acta Crystallographica, 2004)


From the reviews of the fifth edition:

.,." The Editor's goal to provide data that are useful for all aspects of crystallography as well as text to satisfy the needs of those interested in the theoretical reasons behind these tables has led to a fruitful combination of tables for practical use in the first part and a high-level textbook in the second. To sum up, ITA is not only the first and the most frequently edited volume in this series of a new generation of crystallographic references, it sets standards for the subject of crystallography in general as a hard' and far-reaching branch of science. Thanks to the availability of this reference, supported by the IUCr, there is nowadays an international consensus on key concepts of crystallography. ITA is a book of symbols relevant for symmetry properties of crystals. While many other books are using the relevant symbols, ITA delivers not only the complete listings but also a comprehensive explanation of the theory behind them and detailed instructions for use. Hence, it is indispensable for people dealing with the symmetry of crystals." (P. Paufler [Acta Cryst. (2004). A60, 641-642] )
"Since its first appearance in 1983, Volume A of International Tables for Crystallography (hereafter ITA) has served a ~consumersa (TM) of symmetry-group data for about 20 years a ] . ITA is not only the first and the most frequently edited volume in this series of a new generation of crystallographic references, it sets standards for the subject of crystallography in general a ] . I feel personal indebtedness to the Editor and to the other authors of this useful volume and the huge work that has been done." (Peter Paufler, ActaCrystallographica, 2004)

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