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12 years ago
#241
I think the problem might just be Imperial, they don't have enough gear and, as I understand it, Southampton do.
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12 years ago
#242
(Original post by smurfride)
oh god really? i saw the soton lectures were supposed to be 1/3 each of maths phys and geol, but a bit iffy about it. I'm actually trying to enquire about going for physics instead of geophysics like you said, that probably leaves a few more doors open too.Then again i doubt they will let me now, oh well never mind! the annoying thing is ive gone through the doing maths AS and A2 in one yr now so if i found out i've done that for no reason I will be gutted!
I'm so glad I didn't decide to do Geophysics in the end, after I heard about it at Soton, it totally put me off. If I wanted to do it, I might as well just do physics on its own...or maths! Still, I'm happy with straight geology
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12 years ago
#243
I've got to do the write up for my A2 labwork geology projects and I keep forgetting what it is the roundness index tells us about sediments. I think it, as the name suggests, tells us the angularity/roundness of the sediments but it may tell me the sphericity and I just need to be sure so can anyone help me please
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#244
Um.... do you mean the callieaux flatness scale or the krumbein sphericity index?

Lou
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#245
Just to help..... krumbein spheicity index will give you a value between 0 and 1.... true spheres will have a value of 1, and basically the lower the value, the less spherical the sediment is.

Callieux flatness scale gives values from 100 to infinity. 100 would indicate a perfectly equi- dimensional shape (sphere) and the flatter the particle, the larger the index (so between 200- 500 would be common)

Hope this helps!

Lou
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12 years ago
#246
cailleux's roundness index R=2r/a x 1000 [a] = length of long axis in cm [r] = radius of sharpest or smallest angle whichever it is.
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12 years ago
#247
Can I join? Im doing Geology and I really need help on some topics like Paleontology
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#248
Welcome aboard! Shall add you to the members list right away.... and [email protected], are you okay with the coursework now?

Lou
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12 years ago
#249
feel free to join the soc...now with funky hammer motif!
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12 years ago
#250
can i join please? Im intending to read geology at uni..... ive got offers from durham, edinburgh,cardiff,exeter and aberdeen
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#251
Hey Alex!

You are more than welcome to join- i shall add you to the members list right away. Remember you can join the society and get the exclusive logo by clicking on the societies tab at the top of the page! Do you currently study geology in your own time or anything?

Lou
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12 years ago
#252
I try to read around the subject as much as possible. My school dont offer it as an alevel so i have to make do with maths, chemistry and geography.
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12 years ago
#253
sounds fun...

If ever you want some suggestions on books to read, I previously made some recommendations here:

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12 years ago
#254
(Original post by alex2006)
can i join please? Im intending to read geology at uni..... ive got offers from durham, edinburgh,cardiff,exeter and aberdeen
What grades where you offered to do it there and is it at UEC?
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12 years ago
#255
anyone do geology for A-level? is it nice and easy? i might take it on the side this summer...
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12 years ago
#256
Yeh most of us do it or have done it. It's a great subject just isn't the easiest especially if your not taking any other science subjects
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12 years ago
#257
woohoo!! just accepted durham as firm and southampton as insurance (naturally i thought you all needed to know...)
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12 years ago
#258
congratulations! Soton was my insurance too
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#259
(Original post by aaronc2)
anyone do geology for A-level? is it nice and easy? i might take it on the side this summer...
Do you have a good interest in the subject, or are you just planning on studying it to gain an A level? If it is the later, i wouldn't bother. It isn't the easiest subject by any means, and if you don't have a real interest then i think you might find it boring! I love doing it at A level and study it as much as i can, but a lot of that is for my own enjoyment as much as anything else, but i still think the workload can be quite hefty at times.

Lou
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12 years ago
#260
(Original post by sparkly_tiara)
Do you have a good interest in the subject, or are you just planning on studying it to gain an A level? If it is the later, i wouldn't bother. It isn't the easiest subject by any means, and if you don't have a real interest then i think you might find it boring! I love doing it at A level and study it as much as i can, but a lot of that is for my own enjoyment as much as anything else, but i still think the workload can be quite hefty at times.

Lou
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yeh I like Geology, I do Geography A level and I was thinking of asking them if I could do AS geology on the side... but if its not easy then OK I wont
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