Spring 2008 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(IDEA-MN)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
C. Klein and C.S. Hurlbut, MANUAL OF MINERALOGY
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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.
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