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EESC 4468 Thermodynamics of Earth Systems (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course covers fundamental principles of thermodynamics via application of Physical Chemistry to Earth systems. Examples are drawn from Petrology and other fields within Earth Science to explore the conditions of formation of minerals, magmas, solutions, and gases, and their responses to changes in those conditions. Topics in kinetics are addressed to examine non-equilibrium effects on some systems.


Instructor(s): Eric Kelly

Prerequisites: EESC2220 is required; CHEM1110 or a course in Petrology or Geochemistry is recommended.

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Last Updated: 24-Feb-14