EPS116 - Structural Geology
This class introduces students to geologic
structures, their classification, their geometry, and
their mechanics. Emphasis is put on the origins of geologic
structures, their genetic relation to stress fields and their
use as kinematic indicators. Laboratory exercises will focus
on the analysis of field data and on the application of continuum
mechanics to the interpretation and understanding of geologic
structures. Laboratory sections will include the use of computers,
as well as two field trips to observe geologic structures.
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EPS 116 Instructors
burgmann AT seismo.berkeley.edu
389 McCone Hall
Office Hours: Th 3-4 PM
GSI: Chris Johnson
c.w.johnson AT berkeley.edu
GSI: Noah Randolph-Flagg
nrflagg AT berkeley.edu
Lecture: MW 11 to 12 AM, 265 McCone
Laboratory: Friday 11 AM - 1 PM, 325 McCone
- First class meeting is on Wed. Jan. 21 in 265 McCone Hall
EPS050 is the only prerequisite for this course.
- Our required text book is: Twiss,
R.J. and Moores, E.M., Structural Geology,
2nd edition, W.H. Freeman and Co., New York, 2006. [NOT 1st edition]
- It appears that the book may be late on bookstore shelfs, download the first reading assignment
- Not required, but useful:
- Marshak, S. and Mitra, G., Basic Methods of Structural Geology, 1998.
- Allmendinger, R. W., N. Cardozo, and D. M. Fisher, Structural geology algorithms: vectors and tensors , Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012.
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