Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Polar and axial tensorial covariants without intrinsic symmetries have been calculated using the method of representation theory up to rank 4 for the 32 crystallographic, the 5 pentagonal, the 2 icosahedral, the 7 decagonal and the 5 continuous one-parametric classical point groups (Curie limiting point groups). The full results have been published as tables by the Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe. This paper reviews the general method of calculation, which is based on representation theory using an extension of Neumann's principle. The results are compared critically with various complications of special cases in the literature and a number of errors and inconsistencies are pointed out.
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