Equations of State for Solids in Geophysics and Ceramic Science by Orson AndersonEquations of State for Solids in Geophysics and Ceramic Science by Orson Anderson

Equations of State for Solids in Geophysics and Ceramic Science

byOrson Anderson

Hardcover | January 1, 1996

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Written by a renowned expert in the field, this book is the most comprehensive treatment available on the applications of equations of state (EoS) in geophysics and materials science, a topic of fundamental importance to those studying the physics and chemistry of the Earth. Part one offerscomprehensive treatments of thermal properties associated with EoS, thermodynamic and statistical mechanical backgrounds, and thermoelastic properties. Definitions of the physical properties needed for the EoS are provided as well. Part two discusses the isothermal pressure-volume relationship.The ab initio approach--EoS based upon quantum mechanics fundamentals using numerical methods--is utilized to clearly represent and analyze the measured data. Part three offers an advanced treatment of thermal properties at high temperature, and includes discussions of thermal pressure, shockedsolids, and EoS applications to materials science topics such as melting and thermodynamic function. Advanced students, researchers, and professionals in geophysics, ceramics science, solid state physics, and geochemistry will want to read this book.

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Orson Anderson is at University of California, Los Angeles.
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Title:Equations of State for Solids in Geophysics and Ceramic ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.57 × 6.3 × 1.1 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019505606X

ISBN - 13:9780195056068

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PART I: Thermal Physics1. The Free Energy and the Gruneisen Parameter2. Statistical Mechanics and the Quasiharmonic Theory3. Thermoelastic Parameters at High Compression4. Thermal Expansivity at High P and T5. Oxides that are Debye-Like SolidsPART II: The Isothermal Equation of State6. Finite Strain7. Constraining Parameters to Get the Equation of State8. Equations of State from the Interatomic Potential9. Shear Velocities at High PressurePART III: Thermal Properties at High Pressure10. The Thermal Pressure11. Melting12. Shocked Solids13. Thermodynamic Functions

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