AFM Projection 3D Movie
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Animated demonstration of AKFM to AFM projection using 3D flythrough of the AKFM tetrahedron, with narration. This is a Quicktime movie.
This is used for the metamorphic portion of our Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology course.
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
Students should understand the basics of phase diagrams and ternary plotting. This is probably best shown following a brief lecture description of projection.
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Description of the activity/assignment
This is a lecture resource, useful in getting across the three-dimensional problem of projection and explaining why biotite can plot below the F-M join in an AFM diagram.
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- 3D flythrough of the AKFM tetrahedron movie (Quicktime Video 7.2MB May18 12)