12.480 Thermodynamics for Geoscientists


Class Info

Principles of thermodynamics are used to infer the physical conditions of formation and modification of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Includes phase equilibria of homogeneous and heterogeneous systems and thermodynamic modelling of non-ideal crystalline solutions. Surveys the processes that lead to the formation of metamorphic and igneous rocks in the major tectonic environments in the Earth's crust and mantle.

This class has 5.60, and 3.046 as prerequisites.

12.480 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by T. L. Grove.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays in 54-819.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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