# Point configuration

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A ''point configuration'' is the set of all points that are symmetrically equivalent to a given one with respect to a certain space group. | A ''point configuration'' is the set of all points that are symmetrically equivalent to a given one with respect to a certain space group. | ||

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+ | If ''X'' is the point under consideration and ''G'' is the space group, the point configuration is also known as the '''crystallographic orbit''' of ''X'' with respect to ''G''. | ||

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== See also == | == See also == | ||

- | * | + | * Chapter 8.3.2 of ''International Tables of Crystallography, Section A'' |

- | * Chapter 14 of ''International Tables of Crystallography, Section A'' | + | * Chapter 14 of ''International Tables of Crystallography, Section A'' |

[[Category:Fundamental crystallography]] | [[Category:Fundamental crystallography]] |

## Revision as of 17:33, 9 February 2007

## Definition

A *point configuration* is the set of all points that are symmetrically equivalent to a given one with respect to a certain space group.

If *X* is the point under consideration and *G* is the space group, the point configuration is also known as the **crystallographic orbit** of *X* with respect to *G*.

## See also

- Chapter 8.3.2 of
*International Tables of Crystallography, Section A* - Chapter 14 of
*International Tables of Crystallography, Section A*