Internal Constitution of the Earth

Course Number: 
SIO 224
Course Description: 

An examination of current knowledge about the composition and state of the earth’s interior revealed by geophysical observations. Seismic velocity and mass density distributions; equations of state; phase changes; energy balance and temperatures; constraints on composition from extraterrestrial samples and exposed rocks; spherical and aspherical variations of properties.

Prerequisites: 
calculus and differential equations, basic chemistry and physics, or consent of instructor.
Number of Units: 
4