Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 3 sessions / week, 1 hour / session
Recitations: 1 session / week, 1 hour / session
Advanced Calculus for Engineers (18.075) or Mathematical Methods for Engineers I (18.085). This is a graduate-level class, but is open to undergraduates.
This course constitutes a broad overview of observational and theoretical seismology and the utilization of seismic waves for the study of the Earth's interior. Topics include elastic wave propagation, seismic ray theory, interpretation of travel times, finite frequency effects, surface wave dispersion, and seismic tomography.
There are 4 homework assignments for this course based on the lecture material. Some require raw data analysis in MATLAB®.