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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.109 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Petrology 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Timothy Grove 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 12.109 Petrology



    Fall 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features lecture notes and laboratory exercises.


    Course Description


    This undergraduate petrology course surveys the distribution, chemical composition, and mineral associations in rocks of the earth's crust and upper mantle, and establishes its relation to tectonic environment. The emphasis of the course is on the use of chemistry and physics to interpret rock forming processes.


    Technical Requirements


    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls.


    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

     

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