Planetary Geology
4460
Homework #1 SOLUTION
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Wood Ch. 1 #1 (10 points)
The moons orbital period around the earth is 27.3 days. If Earth had a second moon,
orbiting twice as far from its center as the moon we do have, what would its period be?
Answer:
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HW #2
Due Sept. 13, 2013
Solution
#3) (20 points) Using the following diagrams compare the Bowen reaction series and
the Equilibrium Condensation model. Mark using numbers or some other code what
identical or at least very similar solids occur in both dia
Planetary Geology 4460 Homework #4 SOLUTION Due Friday Oct. 4, 2013
Problem 1 (10 points) Using the ADS Abstract system, find the Bugiolacchi and Guest
2008 paper we will be discussing on Oct. 4. Using the "Citations to" option, find which
papers have cit
Planetary Geology
4460
Homework SOLUTION #5 Due Oct. 18, 2013
Problem 1. (10 points) Impact Cratering Energies Assume an asteroid with a
diameter of 10 km and a density 3.5 gm cm-3 impacts the earth, with a velocity of
20 km s-1. Find the kinetic energy i
Planetary Geology 4460 Homework #6 Due Friday Oct. 25, 2013
1) Multi-step partial melting. (30 points)
Part A. Suppose you start with mantle olivine with a composition of 70% Forsterite,
30% Fayalite. You let it melt till 10% is liquid, then that magma es
Review material for Geology 4460
Fall 2013
Here is an outline of the important topics from the early part of the course:
a) The structure and formation of the solar system,
b) The condensation model used to explain the compositional patterns,
c) Tests of