A unified treatment of crystal systems, the book explains how atoms are arranged in crystals using the metric matrix. Featuring two model crystal examples, the text develops theoretical concepts to point and space groups in two dimensions and then extends these ideas to three dimensions. The book interprets the International Tables for Crystallography to bridge the gap between the crystallographic literature and spatial interatomic relationships. Numerous computer-based exercises are integrated throughout the book, with MATLAB® starter programs that help reduce the minutiae of programming. 'The treatment of these topics is excellent and of a high pedagogical level for beginning students. Opening this book reveals a very appealing layout . . . All items are clearly defined and illustrated by many examples, and the student is taken by the hand and led from many extensive explanations and calculations in two dimensions to the more complicated three-dimensional relations.' – Georg Roth and Theo Hahn, Institut für Kristallographie, RWTH Aachen University, in Crystallography Reviews, August 2009 We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption. CRC Press eBooks are available through VitalSource. The free VitalSource Bookshelf® application allows you to access to your eBooks whenever and wherever you choose. CPD consists of any educational activity which helps to maintain and develop knowledge, problem-solving, and technical skills with the aim to provide better health care through higher standards. It could be through conference attendance, group discussion or directed reading to name just a few examples. Use certain CRC Press medical books to get your CPD points up for revalidation. We provide a free online form to document your learning and a certificate for your records. Source.