Course Catalog - 2021-2022

     

EEPS 445 - EARTH AND PLANETARY INTERIORS

Long Title: EARTH AND PLANETARY INTERIORS
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): (ESCI 101 OR EEPS 101 OR ESCI 107 OR ESCI 108 OR EEPS 108 OR ESCI 110 OR EEPS 110 OR ESCI 111 OR EEPS 111 OR ESCI 115 OR ESCI 301) AND (ESCI 323 OR EEPS 323) AND MATH 211 AND (PHYS 101 OR PHYS 111 OR PHYS 102 OR PHYS 112)
Description: Formation and differentiation of Earth and Planetary systems. Structural seismology and the composition of the Earth and our solar system’s planetary interiors. Earth's gravity, geoid, density, and moment of inertia. Heat flow and Earth energetics. Earth's core and magnetic field. Mantle convection and plate tectonics. Oceanic and continental lithosphere. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EEPS 645. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MATH 212 Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for EEPS 445 if student has credit for EEPS 645/ESCI 454/ESCI 654.