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The (double) point groups in £3. As indicated by parentheses in the table, for oriented point groups the order is double and the prefix "di" is added to the name for the corresponding orthogonal groups. The groups p2 and p2 exist only for values of p, as indicated in the table by writing p = 2n, where n is a positive integer. The symbols 33, 43, 53 do not appear, because they do not describe realizable symmetry groups. The groups pq are said to be finite reflection groups, because they are generated by reflections.

19) This is the desired relation among p, q, and r in its most convenient form. 19) we can determine the permissible values of p, q, and r. 19) gives us the inequality 111 -+-+->l. 20) The integer solutions of this inequality are easily found by trial and error. Trying p = q = r = 3, we see that there are no solutions with p > q > r > 2. So, without loss of generality, we can take r = 2 so (20) reduces to 1 1 q 1 2 -+->-. 21) Requiring p ~ q, we see that any value of p is allowed if q = 2, and if q = 3, we find that p = 3, 4 or 5.

53) where I is the unit pseudoscalar for R 4 ,1. The meet determines a line vector representing the intersection of the two planes. 53) expresses the meet as the dual of a bivector, so it is a trivector, as required for a line. The condition for a point x to lie on this line is x A (n V m) = [x· (n A m)]I = [(x· n)m - (x· m)n]I = O. 54) This condition is met if and only if x . n = x . m = O. In other words, x must lie in both planes. There are three distinct ways that the planes might intersect, depending on the value of n A m.