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Optical Mineralogy

Synopsis
A CAL module in five units on optical mineralogy: Introduction; Basic concepts (the nature of light, the petrological microscope); Optical studies under plane-polarised light (shape, cleavage, refractive index, relief, colour, absorption scheme); Cross-polarised light studies (interference of light, extinction, twinning, birefrigence, optical indicatrix, interference figures); Mineral identification. Approximately 4 hours of teaching material, intended as a complement to lectures and practicals.
Series
UK Earth Science Courseware Comsortium, Tltp Project
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; CD-ROM. PC Windows and Apple Macintosh (separate versions). Computer program. Floppy disk. PC Windows and Apple Macintosh (separate versions).
Year of production
1995
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: £30.00 (floppy disk) 1996 sale: £60.00 (CD-ROM containing all modules)
Notes
Available to UK higher education institutions.
Uses
1st- and 2nd-year undergraduate earth sciences.
Subjects
Geology
Keywords
computer-assisted learning; geology teaching; microscopy; mineralogy; Teaching & Learning Technology Programme

Credits

Writer
Dave Emley; George Rowbotham; Graham Lees

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM

Production Company

Name

UK Earth Science Courseware Consortium

Distributor

Name

University of Manchester

Email
ukescc@man.ac.uk
Phone
0161-275 3820
Fax
URL: http://info.mcc.ac.uk/geology.html
Address
Department of Earth Sciences
Manchester
M13 9PL
Notes
Contact: Dr W T C Sowerbutts (4/96)

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