By
the end of today's class, you
should be able to do the following:
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Properties of Porous Materials:
 Define the following terms, using appropriate units of
measurement: porosity,
effective
porosity,
specific yield, specific retention, hydraulic conductivity.
 Write formulas defining each of the properties in terms of
volumes and in terms of the other properties.
 Characterize rocks and sediments in terms of their
porosity, effective porosity, specific yield, and specific retention,
giving typical ranges of values of these properties for each type of
rock and sediment.
