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Ch 8: Rock Deformation, Geological Folds & Faults: Help and Review

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The Rock Deformation, Geological Folds and Faults chapter of this Introduction to Physical Geology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master rock deformation, geological folds and faults. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of rock deformation, geological folds and faults.

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  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
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  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
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  • Verify you're ready by completing the Rock Deformation, Geological Folds and Faults in Geology chapter exam.

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Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are the three kinds of differential stress?
  • What are the stages of rock deformation?
  • What are the two classes of materials?
  • How do anticline, syncline, dome and basin folds differ?
  • How do compressional, shear and tensional faults occur?
  • How do the processes behind mountain building work?

5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Rock Deformation, Geological Folds & Faults: Help and Review
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Rock Deformation: Causes and Types

1. Rock Deformation: Causes and Types

When rocks break down from stress, they go through three main stages of deformation. Discover the types of stress rocks go through, the effects the environment has on rocks, and the differences between the elastic, ductile, and fracture stages of deformation.

Geological Folds: Definition, Causes & Types

2. Geological Folds: Definition, Causes & Types

Geological folds occur when compression bends rather than breaks rock. Learn the definition and causes of geological folds, and then discover the different types of folds and their classifications.

Geological Faults: Definition, Causes & Types

3. Geological Faults: Definition, Causes & Types

Geological faults are cracks in the Earth's crust where the tectonic plates move and rub against each other. Learn the definition of a geological fault, and then explore the causes and types of faults that exist.

The Processes of Mountain Building

4. The Processes of Mountain Building

There are a wide variety of mountain types, but not all mountains are built equally. Explore the different types of mountains--such as fold, dome, and fault-block mountains--and learn about the process in which mountains are created.

What is a Reverse Fault? - Definition, Locations & Example

5. What is a Reverse Fault? - Definition, Locations & Example

A fault is the rupture of earth's crust, typically horizontally, and a reverse fault is a 'dip-slip' fault moving vertically. Learn the features of reverse faults, locations that they occur, and their implications for mining and landscape development.

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