Solved Problems in Geophysics

Solved Problems in Geophysics

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Solving problems is an indispensable exercise for mastering the theory underlying the various branches of geophysics. This book is a collection of nearly 200 problems in geophysics, which are solved in detail showing each step of their solution, the equations used and the assumptions made. Simple figures are also included to help students understand how to reduce a problem to its key elements. The book introduces the equations most commonly used in solving geophysical problems, and presents a series of exercises for the main, classical areas of geophysics - gravity, geomagnetism, seismology, and heat flow and geochronology. Problems range from simple exercises for the most elementary courses to more complex problems suitable for graduate-level students. This handy book is the ideal adjunct to core course textbooks on geophysical theory. It is a convenient source of additional homework and exam questions for instructors, and provides students with a practice or revision more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 192 b/w illus. 14 tables 197 exercises
  • 1139061941
  • 9781139061940

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'... an extremely valuable resource ... This book will definitely clear out cobwebs that have been building in the minds of mature professionals since graduation. But perhaps its greatest application would be as a vital part of a survival kit for geophysical undergrads.' Robert Avakian, The Leading Edgeshow more

Table of contents

Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Gravity (Exercises 1-68); 3. Geomagnetism (Exercises 69-110); 4. Seismology (Exercises 111-179); 5. Heat flow and geochronology (Exercises 180-197); more

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