12.480 Thermodynamics for Geoscientists, Spring 2004
Author(s)Grove, Timothy L.
Thermodynamics for Geoscientists
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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.
tectonic environments, crust, mantle, Ideal Solutions, Non-ideal Solutions, Pyroxene Thermometry, Plagioclase Feldspars Solution Models, Alkali Feldspars Solution Models, Multi-site Mineral Solutions, Homogeneous Equilibria, Quad, Spinels, Rhombohedral Oxides, T-ƒO2 Relations, Heterogeneous Equilibria, Multi-Component Systems, Liquidus Diagrams, Schreinemaker's Analysis, Composition Space, Gibbs Method, Silicate Melts, Mixed Volatile Equilibria P-T-XCO2-XH2O, thermodynamic models, thermodynamics