Fundamentals of Structural Geology

David Pollard, Raymond Fletcher, Stanford University

Fundamentals of Structural Geology is a textbook that emphasizes modern techniques of field data acquisition and analysis, the principles of continuum mechanics, and the mathematical and computational skills necessary to quantitatively describe, model, and explain the deformation of rock in Earth's lithosphere. This site provides an online interface for the book with supplementary materials for readers, instructors, and students. Resources include color photographs of outcrops, textbook figures, and supplementary illustrations for classroom presentations; student exercises to develop Matlab skills; Matlab scripts to make textbook figures dynamic, introduction to the concepts of differential geometry, mechanical models, and the evolution of geologic structures; and research quality data sets and solutions for instructors. The site also includes book information and links to additional resources.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Rheology/Behavior of Materials, Structural Visualizations, Modeling Structural Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Problem Set
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Special Interest: Computer-Based
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Joints/Fractures, Rheology/Behavior of Materials, Structural Visualizations (Maps/Air Photos/Images/Cross Sections/Projections), Modeling Structural Processes, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology