Physical Geology

The Ultimate Course to Master All the Essentials of Earth Science
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

What is this course about? 

This course is THE ultimate course on Physical Geology out there. Physical Geology is the study of the materials of the Earth, the different Geological process that operate beneath and on the surface, and the history and development of our planet. Physical geology is a MUST 101 prerequisite for students majoring in Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology, Petroleum Engineering, or ANYONE interested in exploring Earth.

This course contains over 15 sections and 79 lectures, exploring all aspects of Physical Geology. The sections are:

  1. Introduction

  2. Solar System

  3. Geological Time

  4. Inside Earth

  5. Plate Tectonics

  6. Weathering

  7. Deserts & Winds

  8. Minerals

  9. Sedimentary Rocks

  10. Metamorphic Rocks

  11. Igneous Rocks

  12. Deformation

  13. Volcanos

  14. Mass Wasting

  15. Surface Water

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How is the course structured?

The structure of the course is funnel shaped. It starts with the formation of the solar system, and the different bodies in it. Then it moves to explore Earth’s structure, materials, and the different forces that act in and outside. Each section is concerned with exploring one particular aspect of Physical Geology, in several lectures. The lectures are packed with information, delivered through beautiful, and clear videos, making the learning process fun and exciting.

I’m a BIG believer in visual learning and I have made sure to pack the lectures with pictures that explain the concepts. Even if you don’t have the luxury to go outside and see an anticline for example, you still have the chance to see a picture and recognize it when you see it in real life.


How do I learn better?

There are quizzes after each section so you can test your knowledge and see how much of the material you have learned. I suggest you go through each lesson several times to better understand the contents, and be able to connect it with the rest of the materials in the course.

What are the requirements?

  • The student needs to know how to read.
  • Know the names of the elements in the periodic table.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Explore Earth’s Internal Structure.
  • Get to know our solar system, and the different bodies in it.
  • Explore Plate Tectonics, its driving forces, and how cool Geological features like mountains are built.
  • Learn about Fossils, Numerical and Relative Dating.
  • Learn what are Detrital, Chemical and Organic Sedimentary Rocks.
  • Understand the processes by which nature creates Coal.
  • Understand the factors that lead to Mechanical Weathering.
  • Understand the factors that lead to Chemical Weathering.
  • Grasp Metamorphism and factors leading to it.
  • Understand what is magma, how it originates, and how crystallization occurs.
  • Explore different kinds of Folds & Faults.
  • Comprehend the stages of rock deformation and what makes folding and faulting possible.
  • Learn why volcanoes erupt violently and what comes out out of them.
  • Learn the anatomy of a volcano.
  • Learn the different zones of a river.
  • Learn about minerals, their formation, and tools used in their identification.
  • Differentiate between Angular Unconformity, Disconformity, and Nonconformity
  • Learn about types of landslides and their triggers.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is a MUST 101 prerequisite for those majoring in Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology, or Petroleum Engineering.
  • Anyone interested in exploring and understating the Earth.

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Curriculum

Promo Video
Preview
02:37
DISCLAIMER
Preview
00:42
Section 1: Introduction
Geology
Preview
01:30
Importance
Preview
04:13
Development
09:20
the Scientific Method
04:57
Section 2: Solar System
OverView
05:51
the Sun
06:36
the Moon
06:24
Terrestrial Planets
Preview
09:45
Jovian Planets
11:56
Other Solar Bodies
05:10
Chapter Quiz
10 questions
Section 3: Geologic Time
OverView
01:43
Relative Dating
10:31
Numerical Dating
07:01
Fossils
10:30
The Geologic Time Scale
1 page
Chapter Quiz
8 questions
Section 4: Inside Earth
Earth's Internal Structure
11:28
15:30

The Videos in this lecture are not created by the instructor, but taken from "Built to Last: Understanding Earthquake Engineering" by Yu-Sung Chang. The instructor doesn't take any credit for the work, and the sole purpose of this copy is to enhance visualization and understanding processes.

The link to the article is here: ( http://blog.wolfram.com/2011/03/18/built-to-last-understanding-earthquake-engineering/ )

Chapter Quiz
11 questions
Section 5: Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift
09:31
Modern Evidence
10:35
Earth's Major Plates
13:11
Motion Drivers
05:20
03:44

Here is a link to UNAVCO, a website that enables you to calculate tectonic plate motion at any location on Earth.

http://www.unavco.org/software/geodetic-utilities/plate-motion-calculator/plate-motion-calculator.html

Continental Margins
04:31
Ocean Floor Features
04:40
Oceanic Crust Layers
01:41
Destruction of Oceanic Crust
02:22
Features of Subduction Zones
03:23
Mountains
06:57
Topography
06:44
Chapter Quiz
12 questions
Section 6: Weathering
OverView
03:43
Mechanical Weathering
08:22
Chemical Weathering
06:39
Spheroidal Weathering
02:18
Soil
10:39
Chapter Quiz
10 questions
Section 7: Deserts & Winds
Deserts
07:34
Wind Erosion
04:53
Wind as a Transporter
04:32
Wind Deposits
08:00
Chapter Quiz
7 questions
Section 8: Minerals
Atom
05:35
Periodic Table
1 page
Bond-s
06:31
Minerals
03:08
Formation
02:53
Physical Properties
08:56
Crystalline Habits
7 pages
Chapter Quiz
6 questions
Section 9: Sedimentary Rocks
OverView
03:31
Detrital Sedimentary Rocks
03:03
Grain History
07:22
04:13

The video in this lecture is NOT owned by the instructor of this course, but taken from YouTube channelgebowieClick here for the link to the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ebeNZghNw) 


Coal
06:15
Sedimentary Rocks Identification Table
1 page
Sediments to Sedimentary Rocks
05:22
Sedimentary Structures
05:35
Chapter Quiz
14 questions
Section 10: Metamorphic Rocks
Metamorphism
07:41
Metamorphic Rocks
03:33
Metamorphic Drivers
05:59
Metamorphic Texture
08:09
Chapter Quiz
12 questions
Section 11: Igneous Rocks
Magma
12:17
Igneous Texture
09:27
Chapter Quiz
8 questions
Section 12: Deformation
Deformation
08:36
Deformation Stages
08:12
Folds
07:31
Faults & Joints
14:04
Chapter Quiz
10 questions
Section 13: Volcanoes
OverView
03:55
Volcanic Eruptions
07:09
Extruded Material
14:09
Volcanic Landforms
08:35
Volcanic Hazards
07:57
Chapter Quiz
10 questions
Section 14: Mass Wasting
04:39

Here is link to a YouTube video showing massive landslides caught on camera. This video is NOT owned by the instructor of this course.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chWk1v50KfQ

Types
07:15
Triggers
04:06
Chapter Quiz
3 questions

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Instructor Biography

Miran Fattah, B.S. in Mathematics & Geophysics

Fattah has B.S. in Mathematics and Geophysics from theUniversity of Oklahoma in Oklahoma, USA. He has taught and tutored many college students both in the United States and Iraq. His love for teaching made him one of four students in Iraq to receive a full scholarship to pursue a B.S. degree in the States so to return back to his home country and teach. 

He is passionate about Math & Science and loves to share his passion with others. To him, Mathematics and Sciences are crucial for everyone to learn no matter how little. He is a BIG believer in visual learning, and his aim is to deliver the concepts in an easy and direct way so as to make the learning process fast for everyone.

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