Projections of cubic crystals
Ian O. Angell and Moreton Moore
Royal Holloway College, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX,
To present numerous views of cubic crystals as an aid to the understanding
of the relations between symmetry and morphology in three dimensions.
This would be suitable early in an undergraduate study of crystallography or
Elementary knowledge of symmetry operations (centre of symmetry, axes of
rotational symmetry and mirror planes) and of the unit cell is assumed.
Models (made of cardboard, wood or plaster) of the simpler shapes would be
Time required for teaching
This could form two or three lectures in an introductory course, together
with time to study the diagrams (and to make models).