GPGN 329 - Physics Of The Earth II

Description
(II) The second half of Physics of the Earth will aim to give a global perspective to Earth’s formation and evolution. Starting from conservation laws and continuum mechanics, Earth’s dynamic fields (theory of seismic and electromagnetic wave propagation) will be covered in the context of solid-Earth geophysics and integrated with various geophysical observations & measurements; the Earth seen by the waves, inferring the structure and composition of the interior of planetary bodies from crust to core, physical & thermo-chemical processes in mantle and core shaping Earth’s surface and magnetic field, planetary cooling, “hot topics” and current challenges in illuminating Earth’s deep structure, modern computational techniques that are used to improve our understanding of Earth’s interior and history. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MATH225, GPGN229, GPGN328. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Credits
3
Attributes
UG Required Crse for Schdlng
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Recent Semesters
Spring 2019
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MTu
Avg. Class Size
40
Avg. Sections
1