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52) We adopt this as the defining property of a normal (vector), because every vector that has it determines a unique plane defined by equation (51). Every normal determines the location as well as the orientation of the plane. It is not essential to specify the normal as a difference between two points, though it is often useful. The relation of one plane to another is completely determined by the algebraic properties of their normals without reference to any points. 53) where I is the unit pseudoscalar for R 4 ,1.

The notation 43 and 33 have similar interpretations for the other regular solids. From the fact that there are no other rotational symmetry groups besides those we have mentioned, it is not difficult to prove that there are no regular convex polyhedra besides the Platonic solids. There exist, however, some regular solids which are "starshaped" and so not convex. The largest symmetry groups of the Platonic solids are actually the reflection groups 33, 43 and 53 rather than their rotational subgroups, but this was not appreciated when names were handed out, so they are without special names.

We need fractional values for some 1. Point Groups and Space Groups 29 space groups. 83) where the nk are any integers. Now·we are prepared for a detailed analysis of the space groups. We can determine all the space groups by taking each of the 32 point groups in turn and considering the various ways it can be combined with translations to produce a space group. Thus, the space groups fall into 32 classes determined by the point groups. 4. There are 230 in all. This is too many to consider here, so let us turn to the simpler problem of determining the space groups in two dimensions.