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Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

This introductory level course note in Petrology is aimed at arming the students with the basic tools needed for understanding igneous and metamorphic processes. Topics covered includes: Magmas and Lavas, Classification of igneous rocks, Phase equilibria in igneous petrology and crystallization of magmas, Magmatic differentiation, Plate tectonic setting of igneous rocks, Types of metamorphic reactions, Geothermometry and geobarometry.

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