intro - 1 A- Introduction & the Big Picture I- What is...

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1 I- What is Geology? II- Why bother? III- Different fields of geology Mineralogy, Crystallography, Petrology, Structural, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geochronology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Petroleum Geology, Economic Geology, Geomorphology, Remote Sensing and Photogeology, Engineering Geology, Environmental Geology. Earth Science Mineralogy Crystallography Igneous Volcanology Metamorphic Geochemistry Geochronology Economic Structural Tectonics Historical Geology Sedimentology Paleontology Stratigraphy Petroleum Geology Geomorphology Geophysics Hydrogeology Engineering Geology Environmental Remote Sensing Physical Geology Geological History IV- Methods of studying geology: [i] Problem identification [ii] Field observations [iii] Multiple hypotheses [iv] Data collection [v] Data interpretation: elimination of wrong hypotheses, development and modification of a working hypothesis; proving parts of the hypothesis, . .. etc.
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2 V- Scientific method in general : Hypothesis, Theory, Law! Differences between Geology and other Physical Sciences
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course GEOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Marshall.

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