The Physics of the Earth's Core

The Physics of the Earth's Core

An Introduction

1st Edition - November 28, 1986

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  • Author: P. Melchior
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286464

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An expanded version of a course on the physics of the Earth's interior by an internationally recognised expert in the field. It is a reference text providing condensed information on those essential physical topics needed by both the non-specialist scientist and student to follow the most recent developments in internal geophysics. It is a key to understanding papers covering theoretical geophysics where the basic formulae, definitions and theorems cannot be explained in detail due to the limited space and thus enables the reader to remain aware of the continuous progress being made in studying the Earth's interior.


Of value to postgraduate students and researchers in geodesy, geophysics, astronomy and astrophysics and advanced undergraduate students studying geophysics and planetary physics. It will also be of interest to geologists and physicists concerned with the Earth's core.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction. The model of the Earth. Thermodynamics. Hydrodynamics. Geomagnetism. Geophysical implications in the Earth's core. Appendix. Indexes.

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2016
  • Published: November 28, 1986
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286464

About the Author

P. Melchior

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Observatory of Belgium, Bruxelles, Belgium

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