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Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 [Archived Catalog]

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ERTH 2330 - Earth Materials

Overview of the chemical and physical properties of the material constituents of the Earth and terrestrial planets, including minerals, rocks, lavas, and supercritical water. Topics include mineral structure and composition, bonding, optical properties, phase transformations, stabilities and surface properties. Mineral resources and the role of minerals in the man-made environment is also discussed. Intended for students interested in learning about the constituents of planet Earth and the techniques used in their characterization (both traditional and modern) at various scales.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: ERTH-1100 Geology I or ERTH 1200 Geology II.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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