Students must be able to recognize and describe the main rock types of the earth's crust, to classify them according to modern classification schemes is based on mineralogical and chemical; describe in general terms the processes that have led to their genesis.
Petrography and petrology, basic concepts; composition, structure and classification of igneous rocks; generation and differentiation of magmas; magmatic petrotectonic association. Sedimentary rocks: basic concepts and methodology; classification of sedimentary rocks. Definition, conditions and types of metamorphism; metamorphic process and metamorphic rocks.
Le rocce e i loro costituenti. Lucio Morbidelli, Bardi Editore