User Directions

Directions are provided below on the use of each of the five sections of Solid State Resources. You access the Table of Contents for each section from the Solid State Resources "home page" using corresponding links near the bottom. The Table of Contents pages contain buttons that correspond to chemistry topics and chapters in the Companion. Click a button to access the resource for that topic/chapter.

Companion Text

Teaching General Chemistry The complete Teaching General Chemistry: A Materials Science Companion by Arthur B. Ellis, Margret J. Geselbracht, Brian J. Johnson, George C. Lisensky, and William R. Robinson, ©1993 American Chemical Society, including all text and illustrations are available in PDF format. These PDF files can be readily viewed and printed from within your WWW browser via the PDF Viewer plug-in (installed with Acrobat Reader). Each chapter of the Companion and the Experiments and Appendices are viewed by clicking one of the buttons in the Companion Table of Contents. The Experiments and Appendices buttons take you to a page of links to each experiment and appendix.

For more information on the use of Acrobat Reader see the Reader Guide in the Help menu of the Acrobat Reader application.

Movies

Movies Movies and animations are grouped according to topic and are provided as QuickTime movie files. These files are readily viewed from within your WWW browser via the QuickTime plug-in (installed with QuickTime). Movies are viewed by clicking one of the buttons in the Movies Table of Contents.

The movies and animations for each topic/chapter are listed with a thumbnail preview, title, and description. Clicking on the thumbnail takes you to the movie page where the movie starts to play. You can control the movie/animation using the movie controller (below).

QuickTime movie controller

You can browse among the movies using the movie navigation controls in the upper right of the page (below).

Movie navigation control

You can return to the Movies Table of Contents by clicking the orange in the upper left.

Slide Shows

Slide Shows Slide Shows are grouped according to topic and contain movies, animations, graphics, and notes. The files are readily viewed from within your WWW browser with the QuickTime plug-in (installed with QuickTime). Slide Shows are viewed by clicking one of the buttons in the Slide Shows Table of Contents. The slide shows will look best when displayed at 800 x 600 pixels.

You navigate among the slides using the slide navigation controls in the upper right of the page (below). To view the slides with notes you use the "i" button control. This button toggles notes view on and off.

Slide navigation control

Movies and animations can be controlled using the movie controller (see Movies section above).

You can return to the Slide Shows Table of Contents by clicking the orange in the upper left.

Overhead Masters

Overhead Masters Overhead masters to accompany the Companion are available in PDF format. These PDF files can be readily viewed and printed from within your WWW browser via the PDF Viewer plug-in (installed with Acrobat Reader). For more information on the use of Acrobat Reader see the Reader Guide in the Help menu of the Acrobat Reader application.

Each overhead master is on a separate page. The illustrations are high resolution PICTs in portrait orientation and are designed to be printed at 300 dpi or better, preferably on a postscript laser printer. The authors generally use printed overheads for talks supplemented with movies and animations.

Solid State Model Kit

Model Kit The Solid State Model Kit Manual is available in PDF format. This PDF file can be readily viewed and printed from within your WWW browser via the PDF Viewer plug-in (installed with Acrobat Reader). For more information on the use of Acrobat Reader see the Reader Guide in the Help menu of the Acrobat Reader application.

Editing PDF Files (Companion, Overhead Masters, and Model Kit manual)

To edit a pdf file, you must use Adobe Acrobat Exchange (not included on the CD) or copy and paste into a word processor. You cannot edit directly using Adobe Acrobat Reader. See license for allowed uses and permissions to copy these materials.