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This chapter is an introduction to the science of crystallography, which is a symbolic language for describing repeating patterns in 2-D, 3-D, or any dimension of space one wants. It just so happens that the crystal structures of minerals are repeating patterns in 3-D, and we can take advantage of all the work that has been done to study patterns to help us understand minerals. Much later on in this book, you will have a chance to learn the mathematical basis for everything we talk about, so don’t be fooled: what seems descriptive here is actually a very precise, mathematically-elegant way of describing space.

Topics covered in Chapter 4 include:

Two-Dimensional Space
Symmetry Operations
Three-Dimensional Space
Isometric System
Tetragonal System
Orthorhombic System
Hexagonal System
Monoclinic System
Triclinic System

GENRE
Geologie
UITGEGEVEN
2018
12 december
TAAL
EN
Engels
LENGTE
27
Pagina's
UITGEVER
Dennis Tasa
GROOTTE
16
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