24 Nov 2009
This class deals with ways to recognize and characterize major structures in the earth's crust and ways to gain insight into how these structures form. It also explores techniques for determining the sequence in which structures form. Geometric and time sequence information is integrated with fundamental material in mathematics and physics to introduce students to how the earth's crust can be viewed as a mechanical system. The class will focus on macroscopic structures but will also introduce students to some of the fascinating structures that form at the microscopic scale.
Target audience: Advanced undergraduate (3rd or 4th year)
Institution: University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Materials available: Lab materials, Course outline or syllabus