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Symmetry tutorial


Symmetry tutorial

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This Chime-based tutorial introduces point-group symmetry elements and operations. The material is appropriate for any undergraduate course in physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or spectroscopy. The basic symmetry elements and operations are illustrated using a combination of molecular structures, XYZ animations, and pmesh surfaces. Display of each element is controlled through appropriate JavaScript controls.
Material Type: Tutorial
Date Added to MERLOT: May 04, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 04, 2009
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Submitter: Mark Rockley
Keywords: group theory, Symmetry


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    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
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Primary Audience: College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Requires Chime plug in
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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