Powder Pattern Simulations©
George L. Hardgrove
Chemistry Department
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057
United States
mail to: hardgrov@stolaf.edu

This set of documents provides an introduction to powder diffraction patterns of cubic crystal lattices. A guided inquiry method, discussion and questions intertwined, leads the students in their study of the powder patterns for the cubic lattices. Through the computational document the students get 'hands-on' practice with the concepts introduced in the instructional document. The close mesh between the computational and instructional documents support student active learning of the crystallographic concepts. The documents can be incorporated easily into the physical chemistry curriculum through independent study or lecture. This set of documents support the material found in available standard physical chemistry texts by providing students with interactive computational activities.
Audiences: Upper-Division Undergraduate
Pedagogies: Computer-Based Learning
Domains: Physical Chemistry
Topics: Crystals / Crystallography, Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics, Solid State Chemistry, Solids
File NameDescriptionSoftware TypeSoftware Version
cub2ins.mcd Mathcad Instructional and Computational Document Mathcad
cub2run.mcd Mathcad Instructional and Computational Document Mathcad
hklpm.prn Data Document
cub2run.pdf Read-Only Document
cub2ins.pdf Read-Only Document
Comments to: George Hardgrove at hardgrov@stolaf.edu
©Copyright George Hardgrove, 1996, 1997. All rights reserved. You are welcome to use this document in your own classes but commercial use is not allowed without the permission of the author.