Structural Geology

Course Objectives - Upon successfully completing the course, students should be able to explain and apply the knowledge of the:
1. concepts of stress, strain, deformation, and rheological behaviors.
2. effects of time, temperature, and pressure on deformation
3. techniques of measuring linear and planar geologic features using a compass.
4. significance of brittle, plastic, and ductile deformations and their products.
5. origin and mechanisms of formation of faults, fractures, and folds.
6. processes and fabric that occur in shear zones & their kinematic significance.
7. techniques of presentation/analysis of linear and planar fabric data (stereonet).
8. interpretation of maps from simple and complexly-deformed areas.

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