Physics of the Earth (350-0-01)
Craig R Bina
ISP Sem Rm 203 - 616 Noyes St: Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00PM - 1:50PM
Overview of class
Introduction to geophysics for students with strong mathematics and physics backgrounds. Basic ideas in seismic wave propagation, plate tectonics, geomagnetism, geothermics, and gravity. Study of the earth's surface and the deep interior.
Second-year standing in ISP, or equivalent background in physics and mathematics and permission of both ISP director and instructor; no previous geological science required.
Lectures, class discussions.
Homework, quizzes, midterm and final exams.
Class Materials (Required)
Book: Fundamentals of Geophysics 3rd Edition, 2020
Author: Lowrie & Fichtner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Price: approx. $65
Non-ISP undergraduates and graduate students interested in enrolling in this course should contact the instructor for more information.
ISP Students Only
Enrollment Requirements: ISP Majors
DIS - ISP Sem Rm 203 - 616 Noyes St: Thurs 1:00PM - 1:50PM