Constitution of the Earth's Interior

1st Edition

Editors: J. Leliwa-Kopystynski Roman Teisseyre
Print ISBN: 9780444996466
eBook ISBN: 9781483291857
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st April 1984
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Constitution of the Earth's Interior discusses the physical and evolutionary principles connecting various elements of the knowledge about structure and dynamics of the Earth's interior. This work is divided into eight chapters that primarily focus on the physical, chemical, and petrological state.

This text contains general data on a general stationary model, which is described by equations of state combining the basic parameters, including pressure, temperature, density, gravity acceleration, and mineral composition within the Earth's interior. Considerable chapters concern the chemical and petrological composition of the matter in the Earth's interior. The remaining chapters describe models containing inhomogeneities used to illustrate processes connected with phase transitions.

This book will be of great value to geologists, physicists, and researchers.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Series Physics and Evolution of the Earth's Interior


Basic Parameters of the Solar System

Chapter 1. Equations of State and Geophysical Equations of State

1.1 Introduction

1.2 General Classification of Equations of State

1.3 Equations of State in a Wide Range of Changes of Thermodynamic Parameters

1.3.1 The Brush Diagram

1.3.2 The Rees Classification

1.3.3 The Harrison-Wheeler Equations

1.4 Experimental Methods in High Pressure Physics

1.5 Thermodynamical Foundations of Equations of State

1.6 Equations of State Resulting from the Theory of a Continuous Medium

1.6.1 Equation of Murnaghan

1.6.2 The Murnaghan-Birch Equation

1.6.3 Fourth-Order Equation of Thomsen

1.6.4 The Prieto-Renero Equation of State

1.7 Equations of State Obtained from Models of Quantum-Mechanics Interactions

1.8 Equation of Grüneisen

1.9 The Thomas-Fermi Equation

1.10 Geophysical Equations of State


Chapter 2. Distribution of Selected Physical Parameters in the Earth and Planetary Interiors

2.1 Observational Bases

2.2 Basic Equations

2.3 Review of Models of the Structure of the Earth's Interior

2.4 Models of Planetary Interiors

2.4.1 Classification of the Planets

2.4.2 Rocky Formed Planets

2.4.3 Hydrogen-Helium and Icy Formed Giant Planets


Chapter 3. Creep Processes, Viscosity Models and the Quality Factor Q in the Earth's Interior

3.1 Rock Properties Under High Pressures and Temperatures

3.2 Creep Processes in the Mantle

3.3 Viscosity Models


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About the Editor

J. Leliwa-Kopystynski

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Roman Teisseyre

Affiliations and Expertise

Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


@qu:This is a good book for the serious Earth scientist. For the worker on basic problems it offers a full survey with many details about particular theories and related work. For the exploration geophysicist it offers a wide contemporary theoretical survey of the overall structure of the Earth and many details of ideas or techniques that might find use elsewhere. The book can be confidently recommended to a wide group of professional readers. @source: Royal Astronomical Society