TCNJ Physics 120-A Introduction to Geology Spring 2017

Dr. Gregory C. Herman  (hermang@tcnj.edu)       Grading Policy          Grades        Lab Manual *.pptx (20.4 MB) *.pdf (7.3 MB)


Textbook:  
 Monroe, Wicander, and Hazlett (2007) Physical Geology; Exploring the Earth, 6th edition ISDN-10:0-495-01148-7 or
                     Monroe and Wicander (2015 or 2012) The Changing Earth; Explorng Geology and Evolution, 7th edition  ISDN-10: 1-285-73341-X
 Geological Society of America Time scale (487 KB) Monday and Thursday lectures 9:30-11:00 am. Labs 11:30-1:00 pm
  03/09/2017  
  Chapters Click the icon for the PDF version of  the PowerPoint Presentation (*.ppt) or Slide Show (*.pps)
Date 6th ed. 7th. ed. LECTURES LABS

1/23 M
1/26 Th

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3
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3
L1_Introduction.pdf  (7.5 MB)  L1 Cosmology.pps (20.3 MB) (9.9 MB)
L2_Elements_minerals.ppt (18.0MB) (7.4 MB)
LAB1_Time-life-man.jpg (212KB)
(take-home, one-page, essay)

1/30 M
2/2 Th

11
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9.11-9.16
2,4
L3 Earths_interior_gravity_magnetism.pdf (2.5 MB)
L4_Igneous_rocks.pdf  (9.6 MB) L4_Volcanic_rocks.pdf (9.6MB)

LAB2 TCNJ PHY-120C Lab Manual Part 1.pdf (Minerals) (4 MB)
LAB2_Spectroscopy.ppt (6.1MB) (3.4 MB)

2/6 M
2/9 Th

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L5 Plate_tectonics.pps (19.9 MB) (9.4 MB)  L5_REE-2.pdf (1.5 MB)
Cancelled

LAB2_REE_Questions.ppt (67 KB) (33 KB)
 Cancelled

2/13 M
2/16 Th

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6 & 14

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6 & 11
L6_TopoGEo.pdf  (7.8 MB) 
L7 Weathering_and_erosion.pdf  (8.3 MB) 

LAB3 Igneous Rocks.pdf (1.2 MB)
LAB4_Google_Earth_1.kmz (3.9 MB)
2014 Nazca_Lines.kmz (2.4 MB) ETOPO1

2/20 M
2/23 Th

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L8_Exam 1 review.pdf  (17.1 MB)  
EXAM 1

No Labs

2/27 M
3/2 Th

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7
8

L9_Sediment_and_Sedimentary_rocks.pdf  (7.8 MB)
L10_Metamorphic_rocks and_processes.pdf  (10.2 MB) 

LAB5_Sedimentary and Metamorphic_Rocks.pdf  (1.7 MB)

3/6 M
3/9 Th

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17

L11_Earthquakes seismic_waves.pps (37.3MB) (2.5 MB)
L12_Geologic_time_concepts_principles.pdf  (7.9 MB) 

LAB6 GE New Jersey - New York Earthquakes.kmz (490KB)
Dynamic_Earth   New Jersey Shaded Relief Map (2 MB)

3/13 M
3/16 Th
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SPRING BREAK No lectures or Labs
3/20 M
3/23 Th
17
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14
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L13_Glaciers.pdf (9.9 MB) Climate cycles and_change.pdf  (638 KB)
L14_Oceans_seafloor_continental_margins.pdf (7.6 MB)

LAB7_Pa-NJ-NY_Glacial_Moraines.kmz (526 KB)

3/27 M
3/30 Th

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16
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L15_Shores_and_Beaches.pdf (6.5 MB)
EXAM 2      Exam2_questions.pdf  (46 KB) 

Make-up rock lab
No Labs

4/3 M
4/6 Th

13
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10
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L16_Continental_structures_mountains_basins .pdf  (15.8 MB)
L17_Mid-Atlantic_Geology.pdf  (13.8 MB)

LAB8_Rock_structures.pdf  (2.8 MB)

4/10 M
4/13 Th

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16
12
13

L18_Surface_Water.pdf  (9.4 MB)
L19_Groundwater.pdf  (6.4 MB)

LAB9_Two groundwater_pollution_cases.pdf  (3.8 MB)

4/17 M
4/20 Th
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15
No lecture
L20_Desert_Winds.pdf (6.5 MB)
No labs
4/24 M
4/27 Th
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L21_Impact_Tectonics.pdf (15.4 MB)
L22_Remote_Sensing_Fossil_Fuels.pdf (10.5 MB)
LAB10 Desert_Dunes.kmz (606 KB)
Impact Tectonics.kmz IT Continental Geology by Era KMZ

5/1 M
5/4 Th

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L23_Switch DVD
Exam review.pdf (329 KB)

No Labs
Term_Paper.pdf  (64 KB) due before the final exam

5/11 Th

8:30-10:50 AM P-117 FINAL EXAM
In this class, the deep learning outcomes associated with TCNJ’s 4th hour initiative are accomplished by a series of rigorous educational assignments that extend beyond the typical scheduled class time.  These include activities conducted in the scheduled laboratory section.