Introduction to the Physics of the Earth's Interior (2nd Edition), by Jean-Paul Poirier, is a 312-page textbook, published by Cambridge University Press, containing seven chapters. The first chapter provides a brief overview of the thermodynamics of solids. The second introduces elastic moduli and their derivation, and issues of thermodynamic coupling. Once these preliminaries have been covered, the book moves on to a general discussion of solid-state physics. Chapter three discusses concepts and theories of lattice vibrations with a particular emphasis on Debye's approximation. Chapter four introduces various equations of state, including equations of state derived from interatomic potentials, velocity-density systematics,...

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