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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Fundamentals of Structural Geology - MG440P17E
Title: Fundamentals of Structural Geology
Czech title: Základy strukturní geologie
Guaranteed by: Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology (31-440)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2017
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: summer s.:written
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: 4
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D.
Is complex co-requisite for: MG440T68, MG440T78
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Annotation -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D. (02.03.2022)
The undergraduate course in structural geology. During the course the students will acquire basic skills in describing and interpreting geological structures of all scales. The students will become familiar with the interplay between kinematic and dynamic approach in structural geology. The basics of quantitative approach in structural geology rely on the use of basic mathematics and physics which will be taught/practiced throughout the semester. The calculation skills as a fundamental tool in structural geology will cover the use of matrices and tensors and basic equations in continuum mechanics. Stress and strain calculations are followed by rheology/viscosity and their application towards understanding of formation of geological structures.
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D. (01.03.2016)

Fossen, H. 2010. Structural Geology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Twiss, R.J., Moores, E.M. 2007. Structural Geology. Springer-Verlag, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York (Second edition)

Davis, G.H., Reynolds, S.J. 1996. Structural geology of rocks and regions, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (Second edition)


Requirements to the exam
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D. (03.04.2022)

Written test examination at the end of semester (Ex). Enrollment to the exam is conditioned by passing the credit (C) for practicals, i.e. the students have to hand in all protocols to practicals, correct and finished on time. The protocols are submitted and evaluated via google classroom.

Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D. (01.03.2016)

1) Nature of structural geology
2) Dynamic analysis
3) Kinematic analysis
4) Rheology
5) Brittle failure
6) Faults and fault analysis
7) Folds
8) Cleavage, foliation and lineation
9) Shear zones and progressive deformation

Entry requirements
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D. (02.03.2022)

Students need to have their email addresses. These are required to access the google classroom environment, where study materials and protocols to practicals are provided.

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