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Earth and Planetary Sciences 243. Geochemical and Cosmochemical Thermodynamics

The laws of thermodynamics. Equilibrium and spontaneous transformations in systems of variable chemical composition. Components, phase rule and petrogenetic grids. Calculation of phase diagrams. Applications to cosmochemistry, igneous and metamorphic petrology, and environmental geochemistry.
Prerequisite: A course in college-level chemistry or equivalent; Mathematics 21a or Applied Mathematics 21a (may be taken concurrently).

Season: 
Fall
Days: 
M
Days: 
W
Time: 
11:30-1:00
School: 
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Subject Area: 
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Catalog Number: 
2002
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