EARTH SCIENCES: PRINCIPLES AND LABORATORY - 1
|Academic year||2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||FONDAMENTI DI SCIENZE DELLA TERRA E LABORATORIO - MOD.1|
|Course code||CT0327 (AF:230572 AR:111889)|
|Modality||On campus classes|
|ECTS credits||6 out of 12 of PRINCIPLES OF THE EARTH SCIENCES AND LABORATORY|
|Degree level||Bachelor's Degree Programme|
|Educational sector code||GEO/07|
Students should be able to identify the general characteristics of the mineral world: shapes, color, physical and chemical properties; Describe and classify the morphological point of view: groups, systems and classes, laws that determine growth, regardless of amorphous and crystalline concept of isotropy and anisotropy. Magnetic and piezoelectric.
A thorough understanding will be reserved for the classification of silicates, minerals fundamental rocks.
Rocks and petrogenetic processes:
Magmatic, equilibrium crystallization and fractional crystallization. Types of magmatic intrusive bodies. Accommodation and products of volcanic activity. The pyroclastic deposits. Classification and macroscopic identification of the main types of intrusive and extrusive volcanic rocks.
Classification and macroscopic description of Sedimentary rocks Weathering, erosion, sediment transport, deposition and diagenesis. Classification and macroscopic description of metamorphic rocks. Metamorphic processes of formation and control factors, gradient, and facies metamorphic grade. Brief introduction to the rock cycle.