Lecture Notes

The following lecture notes are from the 2008 offering of this course.

LEC # TOPICS
1 Overview (PDF - 2.0 MB)
2 History of science (PDF)
3 Time, temperature, and composition ranges (PDF)
4 Non-silicate minerals (PDF)
5 Silicate minerals (PDF)
6 Igneous rocks (PDF - 2.0 MB)
7 Sedimentary rocks (PDF - 2.3 MB)
8 Metamorphic rocks (PDF)
9 Relative and absolute ages (PDF)
10 Early life (PDF)
11 Rock deformation (PDF)
12 Field techniques (PDF)
13 Planetary formation (PDF)
14 Plate tectonics (PDF)
15 Earthquakes (PDF)
16 Volcanoes (PDF - 2.3 MB)
17 Formation of continents (PDF)
18 Weathering and rivers (PDF - 2.3 MB)
19 Glaciers (PDF)
20 Deserts (PDF - 1.5 MB)
21 Coastlines and oceans (PDF - 1.3 MB)
22 Comparative planetology (PDF)