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This second edition of Fundamentals of Geophysics has been completely revised and william lowrie is Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at the Institute of. pdf. Fundamentals of Geophysics - William Lowrie. Pages Fundamentals of Geophysics Second Edition WI L LI A M LOWR I E Swiss Federal Institute of. The. Independent Institute, Oakland, Calif., b. BOOK REVIEWS. Fundamentals of Geophysics. PAGE William Lowrie, Cambridge University Press.
No mid-term exam will be given.
You are encouraged to discuss problem sets to help each other on approaches to problems. However, do not copy answers from each other or from solution sets. Unless indicated otherwise, homework is due one week after it is assigned. I will not use one single text book, but for further reading I recommend the text books listed below.
Rather detailed lecture notes, mainly written in previous years by Rob van der Hilst, Frederik Simons and Maria Zuber, will reside on the web:. Lecture notes: Matlab tutorial: Problem Set 1. Due Friday, September Problem Set 2.
Problem Set 3. Due Friday, October 4: Problem Set 4. Due Friday, October Problem Set 5.
It is not intended to be a primary textbook, nor is it intended to be an introduction to modern research in any of the topics it covers. It originated in a set of handouts, a kind of do-it-yourself manual, that accompanied a course I taught on theoretical geophysics. The lecture aids were necessary for two reasons.
First, my lectures were given in German and there were no comprehensive up-to-date texts in the language; the recommended texts were in English, so the students frequently needed clarication. Secondly, it was often necessary to explain classical theory in more detail than one nds in a multi-topic advanced textbook.
To keep such a book as succinct as possible, the intermediate steps in the mathematical derivation of a formula must often be omitted. Sometimes the unassisted student cannot ll in the missing steps without individual tutorial assistance, which is usually in short supply at most universities, especially at large institutions.
To help my students in these situations, the do-it-yourself text that accompanied my lectures explained missing details in the derivations.
This is the background against which I prepared the present guide to geophysical equations, in the hope that it might be helpful to other students at this level of study.
The classes that I taught to senior grades were largely related to potential theory and primarily covered topics other than seismology, since this was the domain of my colleagues and better taught by a true seismologist than by a paleomagnetist!
Theoretical seismology is a large topic that merits its own treatment at an advanced level, and there are several textbooks of classical and modern vintage that deal with this.
However, a short chapter on the relationship of stress, strain, and the propagation of seismic waves is included here as an introduction to the topic. Computer technology is an essential ingredient of progress in modern geophysics, but a well-trained aspiring geophysicist must be able to do more than xi Preface apply advanced software packages.
A fundamental mathematical understanding is needed in order to formulate a geophysical problem, and numerical computational skills are needed to solve it.