Wednesday, October 21, 2015

An Observation on Tectonics

Tectonics, or, as it is also known, structural geology, is the study of the movements of large rock masses.  I have noticed an odd coincidence in which the words for most of the concepts used in tectonics begin with either the letter S or the letter F.  

Or, to put it most succinctly:

Structure is shear, strain, stress, and strength in faults, folds, fractures, and foliations.

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