EXAM 2 REVIEW: CHAPTERS 5-9
WHAT IS A MINERAL?
The geologic definition of a mineral is specialized:
Definite chemical composition.
They have a crystalline structure.
CHAPTER 1: COSMOLOGY
Cosmology: the scientific study of the
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE?
Three thousand years ago, people knew the heavens. They knew:
The stars are fixed relative to each other.
All the s
CHAPTER 5: MINERALS
Science has advanced the study of minerals.
1828minerals first studied under a microscope.
1912Max van Laue proposed X-ray study of minerals.
1915William Henry and William Lawrence Bragg.
The father and son team won the Nobe
Hypocenter (focus) vs. epicenter
The point within the earth at which rock start to rupture and slip on a
fault is the hypocenter (focus) where as the point on the surface of the earth
that lies directly above the focus is the epicenter