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ERIC Number: EJ1048352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Illusions of Space: Charting Three Dimensions
Glasser, Leslie
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n12 p2209-2212 Dec 2014
We introduce various methods which are used to depict three-dimensional objects on two-dimensional surfaces. Many of these are artistic and not conducive to exact interpretation. Instead, the scientific and engineering practices and mathematics of orthographic projection are introduced, and illustrated in an accompanying interactive Excel workbook. The user may introduce his/her own objects to the workbook, and the resulting illustrations may be used as required. These projection methods are of developing interest and concern as publications increasingly include graphic illustrations of three-dimensional objects, and the principles behind their operations are worthy of consideration and understanding by both instructors and their students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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