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:
Deserts & Winds
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.
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/ )
Here is a link to UNAVCO, a website that enables you to calculate tectonic plate motion at any location on Earth.
The video in this lecture is NOT owned by the instructor of this course, but taken from YouTube channel, gebowie . Click here for the link to the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ebeNZghNw)
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.