Most rocks and sediments are made up of a variety of minerals. Identification and understanding of these minerals are initial steps toward an understanding of the genesis and chemistry of Earth materials. Crystallography is elegant in its own right. In this course we will study the crystal structure and composition of minerals, how they grow, their physical properties, and the principal methods used to examine them, including polarized-light microscopy and X-ray diffraction.
Interpretation, Quantitative Reasoning
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(IDEA-MN)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
C. Klein and C.S. Hurlbut, MANUAL OF MINERALOGY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm and final exams and problem sets.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have secondary-school proficiency in chemistry. E&ES 215 must be taken concurrently.
|Instructor(s): Varekamp,Johan C. Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: SCIE317; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 8||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: -6||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 8||JR non-major: 2||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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