12.201 | Fall 2004 | Undergraduate
Essentials of Geophysics
Course Description
This course is designed to be a survey of the various subdisciplines of geophysics (geodesy, gravity, geomagnetism, seismology, and geodynamics) and how they might relate to or be relevant for other planets. No prior background in Earth sciences is assumed, but students should be comfortable with vector calculus, …
This course is designed to be a survey of the various subdisciplines of geophysics (geodesy, gravity, geomagnetism, seismology, and geodynamics) and how they might relate to or be relevant for other planets. No prior background in Earth sciences is assumed, but students should be comfortable with vector calculus, classical mechanics, and potential field theory.
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An illustration demonstrating surface and nodal patterns of free oscillations.
Surface and nodal patterns of free oscillations. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)