Geodynamics

Diagram of tectonic plates showing possible sources of stress.

Sources of tectonic stress. (Image by MIT OCW.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

12.520

As Taught In

Fall 2006

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course deals with mechanics of deformation of the crust and mantle, with emphasis on the importance of different rheological descriptions: brittle, elastic, linear and nonlinear fluids, and viscoelastic.

Hager, Bradford. 12.520 Geodynamics, Fall 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-520-geodynamics-fall-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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