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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.113 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Structural Geology 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. B. Clark Burchfiel

    Teaching Assistant and Laboratory Instructor:
    Christopher Studnicki-Gizbert

     
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 12.113 Structural Geology



    Fall 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features lecture notes and lab exercises.


    Course Description


    Structural geology is the study of processes and products of rock deformation. This course introduces the techniques of structural geology through a survey of the mechanics of rock deformation, a survey of the features and geometries of faults and folds, and techniques of strain analysis. Regional structural geology and tectonics are introduced. Class lectures are supplemented by lab exercises and demonstrations as well as field trips to local outcrops.
     

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