Thermodynamics of the Earth and Planets

Thermodynamics of the Earth and Planets

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This textbook provides an intuitive yet mathematically rigorous introduction to the thermodynamics and thermal physics of planetary processes. It demonstrates how the workings of planetary bodies can be understood in depth by reducing them to fundamental physics and chemistry. The book is based on two courses taught by the author for many years at the University of Georgia. It includes 'Guided Exercise' boxes; end-of-chapter problems (worked solutions provided online); and software boxes (Maple code provided online). As well as being an ideal textbook on planetary thermodynamics for advanced students in the Earth and planetary sciences, it also provides an innovative and quantitative complement to more traditional courses in geological thermodynamics, petrology, chemical oceanography and planetary science. In addition to its use as a textbook, it is also of great interest to researchers looking for a 'one stop' source of concepts and techniques that they can apply to their research problems.... potential for tidal heating than Enceladus, because of its greater orbital eccentricity and smaller distance to Saturn (Fig. 2.17). Explanations that have been advanced for the paradox include (see Ross aamp; Schubert, 1988; Nimmo et al ., 2007; ... possible (see end-of-chapter problems). ... which is a stream of charged particles (protons and electrons, with some heavier ions as well) that move radially awayanbsp;...


Title:Thermodynamics of the Earth and Planets
Author: Alberto Patiño Douce
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2011-08-25
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