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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
  Oct 21, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
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GEOL 584 - 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.
Recommended Background: Calculus, physics, introductory geology, or consent of instructor.

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