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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  Feb 22, 2018
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018
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ERTH 4340 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Introduction to the observation and interpretation of igneous and metamorphic rocks in outcrop, hand sample, and thin sections. Processes of melting, solidification and migration of magmas; solid state recrystallization and pressure-temperature histories. Heat flow and regional crustal dynamics. Laboratory and field trips required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: ERTH 2330 and ERTH 2140.

When Offered: Spring term even-numbered years.

Credit Hours: 4

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