[MSA-talk] Fwd: Equilibrium Thermodynamics

Frank Dickson dicksonfwgranite at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 09:46:13 EST 2017

Hello MSA Talk A major interest of mine has been laws of thermodynamics,. I
heard group does not any ;longer exist.  I would like to set up an interest
group. Please help me do it.  Regards, Frank Dickson
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From: Frank Dickson <dicksonfwgranite at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 10:25 AM
Subject: Equilibrium Thermodynamics
To: MSA public List serve <MSA-talk at minlists.org>

Hello MSA LISTENERS: My UCLA  geology research Professor George Tunell took
thermodynamics at Harvard not so good took course at MIT still not sound.
Went to origins,  devotee of J. Willard Gibbs, developed impeccable correct
treatment.  My as independent  researcher experiments and mineral
observations I saw that nature departed from equilibrium Ilya Prigogine
points this out.  George Tunell lived to +100 years, he would not listen.
Too bad he is not around. he devoted his life to it  He would be tickled
that you and Adrian Bejan and Bill Tiller regard thermodynamics as
important.   Equilibrium as end goal of nature including life.  And
experiments on equilibrium add to sound  science.   One we thought too low
Ts of 25. 50, 75 deg C, 1 atm, for deducing alteration of surface HgS.. We
developed HSE to do experiments at higher T and P. Geochemistry is a field
akin to Geophysics in my graduate day.  Cheers, Frank Dickson
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