*Course Description*

This course develops the mathematical structure of thermodynamics with emphasis on relations between thermodynamic variables and equations of state. These concepts are then applied to homogeneous and heterogeneous phase equilibrium, culminating in the construction of representative binary and ternary phase diagrams of petrological significance.

*Lectures*

Tu, Th 1:30-2:50?

HGS 180?

*Instructor*

Andrew Campbell

Hinds 521; (773) 834-1085

campbell@geosci.uchicago.edu

Office hours by appointment

*Class Website*

The syllabus and other class materials will be posted on Chalk.

*Textbook*

Thermodynamics in Earth and Planetary Sciences, by J. Ganguly (ISBN 978-3642095993, or hardcover 978-3540773054)

Great news! This book is available at no cost on SpringerLink through our library, and downloadable in either PDF or ePub format.

*Course Schedule*

The course will approximately follow the structure of the textbook. We will cover at least chapters 1 through 9, and pick topics among the later chapters as time permits.

First and second Laws of thermodynamics

Thermodynamic potentials and derivative properties

Third law of thermodynamics, and thermochemistry

Equations of state and critical phenomena

Phase transitions, including melting

Thermodynamics of Earth's interior

Thermodynamics of solutions

Solid solution mixing models

Multicomponent geological systems

**Final exam**: Tuesday, December 5, 1:30-3:30

*Grades*

Assignments
Midterm exam Final exam |
40%
20% 40% |