** Next:** 1. Simple Symmetry Operations

# Symmetry

**L. S. Dent Glasser**

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## Teaching Aims

To convey in non-mathematical language, elementary concepts of symmetry in
finite objects and repetitive patterns.
### Level

This material would be suitable as an introduction for undergraduates with
no previous knowledge of crystallography.
### Background

General scientific knowledge combined with an interest in learning
crystallography.
### Practical Resources

Use is made of Volume 1 of *International Tables for Crystallography*
(the specific examples used are from the 1965 edition).
### Time Required for Teaching

This represents an introductory course of perhaps two lectures, plus time
for the students to study and assimilate the material presented.

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