SCPY381 Physics of the Earth


Instructor: Chaiwoot Boonyasiriwat (chaiwoot@gmail.com)
Classroom: P603
Class Hours: Thursday and Friday during 10:30AM-12:00PM
Objectives: Learn introductory geophysics and geophysical processes
Grading: Homework 50%, Midterm exam 50%

Course Schedule


Week Lecture Date Topics Classwork Homework
1 1 Jan 22, 2015 The earth, the solar system, and the universe: PDF - -
1 2 Jan 23, 2015 The earth, estimation of the earth's age, earth's interior structures Seismic Ray Tracing -
2 3 Jan 29, 2015 Linear elastic theory: PDF - -
2 4 Jan 30, 2015 Seismic wave propagation: PDF - -
3 5 Feb 5, 2015 Plate tectonics: PDF Draw cross-section from Australia to South Africa Assignment 1: universe, solar system, earth
3 6 Feb 6, 2015 Plate tectonics (continued) - -
4 7 Feb 12, 2015 Plate tectonics (continued), Geomagnetism: PDF -
4 8 Feb 13, 2015 Geomagnetism (continued), Earth's gravity: PDF - -
5 9 Feb 19, 2015 Geodynamo theory -
5 10 Feb 20, 2015 Earth's gravity (continued) - -
6 11 Feb 26, 2015 Earth's gravity (continued) Modeling gravity anomaly from a solid sphere
6 12 Feb 27, 2015 Fluid mechanics Modeling gravity anomaly from a semi-infinite slap -
7 13 Mar 5, 2015 Fluid mechanics: Couette and Poiseuille flows - Assignment 2
7 14 Mar 6, 2015 Summary -
8 - Mar 13, 2015 Midterm Examination - -

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