1 Review of basic thermo
2 Review of basic phase diagrams and concepts
4 Intermediate thermo
5 thermodynamic basis of phase diagrams
6 Advanced concepts in phase diagrams
8 Some advanced phase diagrams: MgO-CaO-SiO2-H2O and metamorphism
9 disequilibria, kinetics and phase diagrams
10 Aqueous and gas systems and phase diagrams
11 magmas, ores, and phase diagrams
12 periodic table and phase diagrams
13 student presentations
14 student presentations
Some online texts:
grading: a few quizzes on 1. phase diagrams, mineral formulae, periodic table; a few problem sets, reading summaries, and a presentation.
First week assignment. Produce a two page summary of important points from the website: http://www-ec.njit.edu/~grow/phasedigram/BiphaseDig.html
on the making of a simple binary eutectic phase diagram.