Teaching strain theory in structural geology using graphics programs for the Apple Macintosh computer.

D. B. McEachran, S. Marshak

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Abstract

The built-in graphics capabilities of the Apple Macintosh computer make it an ideal tool for instruction in strain analysis. Simple programs written in Microsoft BASIC permit students to apply the rules of simple or pure shear and to synthesize interactively two-dimensional strained objects on the computer screen. Such exercises improve the students' visual perception of strain.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Geological Education
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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