Basic Analytical Petrology

Basic Analytical Petrology

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This textbook is intended as a supplement to petrology courses at all levels. It discusses the manner in which various types of chemicals and thermochemical data are interpreted for igneous rocks and minerals. Complex phenomena are explained in clear, understandable terms, and methodology is stressed. The book is practical, dealing with problem solving and including the computer programming techniques to solve the problems, as well as interpretation of phase and variation diagrams.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 223.52 x 259.08 x 30.48mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line drawings, tables
  • 0195045351
  • 9780195045352

Table of contents

PART I: BASIC TOOLS: Elements and oxides; Conversions; Saturation and rock series; Linear error analysis; Review of rock-forming minerals; Very basic BASIC; PART II: CLASSICAL THERMODYNAMICS: Fundamental laws and free energy; Preparation for phase equilibria; PART III: UNARY AND BINARY SYSTEMS: Unary systems; Binary systems with immiscible solids; Binary systems wih solid solutions; Binary systems and P-T diagrams; PART IV: TERNARY AND QUATERNARY SYSTEMS: Ternary systems; Quaternary systems; PART V: IGNEOUS ROCKS: Melting and crystallization experiments; Treatment of chemical analysis.
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About Paul C. Ragland

Paul C. Ragland received his Ph.D. from Rice University. He is currently Professor of Geology at Florida State University.
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