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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Oct 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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GEOL 484 - Planetary Geodynamics

3 Credit Hours
Students will gain a quantitative physical understanding of processes that are important in the geophysical evolution of planetary bodies (planets, moons, other bodies). Topics such as stress and strain, flexure, heat transfer, gravity, fluid mechanics, and rheology will be developed from a quantitative perspective and evaluated in terms of observable effects on the earth and other bodies in the Solar System.

(DE) Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 141 and 142, or Mathematics 147 and 148 or Mathematics 151 and 152, and Engineering Fundamentals 151 or Engineering Fundamentals 157 or Physics 135 or Physics 137 or Physics 221.
Recommended Background: Introductory geology, or consent of instructor.



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