|ESCI2131||Earth Materials I||5 ch (2C 3L) [W]|
Appraisal of the material properties of minerals and selected ceramics. Fundamentals of silicate chemistry and the behaviour of the major rock-forming minerals at varying pressures and temperatures. Laboratories focus on describing the physical properties of the more common minerals and on their identification in hand specimen.
Recommended co-requisite: ESCI 2211 .