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FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF PYROXENE TYPES AND A METHOD TO SEPARATE THE COMPOSITION OF MULTIPLE PYROXENES IN A SAMPLE

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Date Issued:
2007
Abstract/Description:
Determining mafic mineral composition of asteroid bodies is a topic reviewed by M.J. Gaffey et al. (2002). The iterative procedure discussed can be implemented as an algorithm, and such efforts revealed weaknesses that are examined in this work. We seek to illustrate the limits of this method and graphically determine its predictions. There are boundaries in the formulae given where the equations break down. In ranges where mafic mixtures are predicted, a method is illustrated that allows a decoupling of these mixtures into the constituents.
Title: FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF PYROXENE TYPES AND A METHOD TO SEPARATE THE COMPOSITION OF MULTIPLE PYROXENES IN A SAMPLE.
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Name(s): Davis, Jimmy, Author
Britt, Daniel, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Determining mafic mineral composition of asteroid bodies is a topic reviewed by M.J. Gaffey et al. (2002). The iterative procedure discussed can be implemented as an algorithm, and such efforts revealed weaknesses that are examined in this work. We seek to illustrate the limits of this method and graphically determine its predictions. There are boundaries in the formulae given where the equations break down. In ranges where mafic mixtures are predicted, a method is illustrated that allows a decoupling of these mixtures into the constituents.
Identifier: CFE0001922 (IID), ucf:47493 (fedora)
Note(s): 2007-12-01
M.S.
Sciences, Department of Physics
Masters
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Subject(s): asteroids
pyroxene
meteorites
wollastonite
ferrosilite
Gaffey
mafic
mineral
composition
olivine
solar system
belt
asteroid
comets
spectra
spectrum
algorithm
programming
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0001922
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Host Institution: UCF

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