Dec 04, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 [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   or ERTH 1200 .

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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