GPGN 320 - Elements Of Continuum Mechanics And Wave Propagation

Description
(II) Introduction to continuum mechanics and elastic wave propagation with an emphasis on principles and results important in seismology and earth sciences in general. Topics include a brief overview of elementary mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke’s law, notions of geostatic pressure and isostacy, fluid flow and Navier-Stokes equation. Basic discussion of the wave equation for elastic media, plane wave and their reflection/transmission at interfaces. Prerequisites: MATH213, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Credits
3
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Recent Semesters
Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Offered
MWF
Avg. Class Size
50
Avg. Sections
1