GEOSCI 426
Mineral Physics Professor Lars Stixrude |

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*Introduction.*
Geological Context

*Bonding and Structure of Earth Materials.*
Packing Fraction, Ionic Model, Pauling's Rules, Structure of the Atom, Bonding in Condensed Matter

*Thermodynamics.*
Generalized Force, Displacement and Material Property, Conjugate Variables,Thermodynamic Potentials, Internal Energy, Legendre Transformations, Fundamental Relations, Maxwell Relations, Thermodynamic Square

*Equations of State.* Polytropes, Finite Strain, Birch-Murnaghan EOS, Systematics, Thermal Correction, Hugoniot, First Principles EOS

*Lattice Vibrations.* Monatomic Lattice, Dispersion, Density of States, Debye Approximation, Specific Heat, Quasiharmonicity, Thermodynamics

*Electronic Structure.* Ions or electrons? Atoms, Molecules, Solids: Metallic, Covalent, Ionic, Density Functional Theory

*Elasticity.*
Tensors, Stress, Strain, Elastic Moduli, Equations of Motion, Elasticity of Composites, Thermoelasticity

*Phase Equilibria.* Gibss free energy, Chemical Potential, Phase Rule, Classius-Clapeyron Equation

*Liquids.* Structure, Properties, Mantle Melting

*Transport Properties.* Deformation, Mass Diffusion, Dislocations, Thermal Conduction, Electrical Conduction

*Earth Models.* Seismology, Geotherm, Mineralogy, The Core