Linear Transformation Groups:

- rotation: I = identity matrix is the identity element. det R=1
Rotation is a member of the Special Orthogonal(n-dimensional) group. det R =+/- 1. SO(n) member of Lie group.

- (x1, x2, x3) -> (-x1, -x2, -x3) spatial inversion (parity). det R=-1
- (x1, x2, x3) -> (x1, x2, -x3) reflection. det R=-1

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