Petrology

Graphic granite.

The texture of intergrown feldspar and quartz granite known as "graphic granite" has often been compared to cuneiform writing. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)

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MIT Course Number

12.109

As Taught In

Fall 2005

Level

Undergraduate

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This undergraduate petrology course surveys the distribution, chemical composition, and mineral associations in rocks of the earth's crust and upper mantle, and establishes its relation to tectonic environment. The emphasis of the course is on the use of chemistry and physics to interpret rock forming processes.

Grove, Timothy. 12.109 Petrology, Fall 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-109-petrology-fall-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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