Structure and Tectonics Handouts, Exercises and Study Guides

Handouts

Some Geology Information Sources and fun books

Required and Recommended Equipment for Laboratory and Field Exercises

A one page summary of everything you need to know about trigonmetry (almost)

Angular Shear Strain

Rule of V's

Determining Stress on a Plane in 2-d from the Principal Stresses

Mohr Circle Instructions  

Experimental Stress - Strain Curves

The Coulomb - Navier Failure Criterion and Byerlee's Law  on a Mohr Circle Diagram

The Failure Envelope

Elastic Deformation Parameters  

Inferring Stress from Fault Slip Data
This is the handout from the lecture for laboratory exercise 7

Incremental Strain from Fault Slip Data
This is the handout from the lecture for laboratory exercise 9

Iraqi Oil
This document summarizes some of the key aspects of the class lecture on the geologic origin and abundance of oil in Iraq.

Term Paper Topics and Assignment

Wikipedia Project Paper Topics

This handout provides some help and instructions on writing a science paper


Making a plot in Excel 2007
Explains how to generate an x-y scatter plot in 2007 version of MS Excel (the newer version)

Making a plot in Excel 2003
Explains how to generate an x-y scatter plot in 2003 version of MS Excel (the older version)

Exercises

Strain Exercises
The figures for problem 4 have now been added to this document (2/6/09)

Stress Problems 1

Stress Problems 2

Mohr Circle Exercises

Study Guides

Outline of the First Half of the Semester
This list of topics is a guide to what we covered during the first half of the semester. It should not be considered complete. The midterm may test your knowledge on anything that we discussed in class or is covered by the assigned reading.

Lecture Notes from the First Half of the Semester
These notes may be helpful, although they are rough, potentially incomplete, and 14 pages in length.

Laboratory Final Exam Study Topics