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260011 VO Physics of the earth (2018W)

Structure and physical properties of the earth

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 17.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 24.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 31.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 07.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 14.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 21.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 28.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 05.12. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 12.12. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 09.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 16.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 23.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 30.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Our Earth can be considered as a huge lab imposing extreme conditions of temperature (up to about 7000 K) and pressure (about 350 GPa in the core) to the materials in its interior. With the development of large volume multi-anvil presses in Japan and the diamond anvil cells in the United States we learned a lot about the inner workings of our Earth. In the lecture we want to review these developments and explain the main features of our Earth, like the structure and composition, pressure- temperature and density distribution as well as the most important equations of state. We also plan to discuss about the origin of the Earth magnetic field, i.e. the so called Geodynamo.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding the physics of the Earth interior.

Examination topics

Physical concenpts taught in the course.

Reading list

Will be handed in the course of the lectures.

Association in the course directory

MaV 6, LA-Ph212(3), LA-Ph212(4), M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B

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