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12.524 Mechanical Properties of Rocks | Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

12.524 Mechanical Properties of Rocks | Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

12.524 is a survey of the mechanical behavior of rocks in natural geologic situations. Topics will include a brief survey of field evidence of rock deformation, physics of plastic deformation in minerals, brittle fracture and sliding, and pressure-solution processes. We will compare results of field petrologic and structural studies to data from experimental structural geology.
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