Equations of State of Solids in Geophysics and Ceramic Science

Equations of State of Solids in Geophysics and Ceramic Science

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With important applications for ceramic sciences and solid earth geophysics, this book will be welcomed by all those in these fields. It describes in detail equations of state, which are fundamental in studying the physics and chemistry of the Earth. These represent the functional relationship between thermodynamic variables (pressure, volume, temperature) for solids. Oxides and silicates, especially those with high density, are examined.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 424 pages
  • 160 x 241 x 28mm | 762g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • numerous line figures, tables
  • 019505606X
  • 9780195056068

Table of contents

PART I: Thermal Physics; 1. The Free Energy and the Gruneisen Parameter; 2. Statistical Mechanics and the Quasiharmonic Theory; 3. Thermoelastic Parameters at High Compression; 4. Thermal Expansivity at High P and T; 5. Oxides that are Debye-Like Solids; PART II: The Isothermal Equation of State; 6. Finite Strain; 7. Constraining Parameters to Get the Equation of State; 8. Equations of State from the Interatomic Potential; 9. Shear Velocities at High Pressure; PART III: Thermal Properties at High Pressure; 10. The Thermal Pressure; 11. Melting; 12. Shocked Solids; 13. Thermodynamic Functions
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Review quote

"A major addition to the literature on Solid Earth Geophysics ... strongly recommended ... to anyone interested in the very important field of the equations state of solids, especially as it relates to geophysical problems." -- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

"This book fills a niche that has been unoccupied for 50 years. There is no other. Thank you, Orson."--American Scientist

"The book. . .joins together the features of an advanced textbook and a very good comprehensive monograph."--J. Leliwa-Kopystynski, University of Warsaw
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