Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria treats basic equilibrium thermodynamics relevant to geological systems, including derivation of reaction log K as f(T,P) and activity-composition models for various minerals and co-existing gas/fluid phase. These principles are applied to calculation of phase diagrams for simple systems and interpretation of phase relations for more complex systems determined by experiment and topological constraints.
Prerequisite: EPSc 352 or permission of graduate advisor.
This course is taught online Fall 2020 and is fully remote, each meeting is synchronous. No final exam.