Geophysics 5713 - Solid Earth Geophysics

Course Description

G5713 Solid Earth Geophysics. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2434, Physics 2524, or permission of instructor. A survey of the physical and chemical origins of the earth and its development through pre-geologic and geologic history, as inferred from modern cosmology, geochemistry, geomagnetism, seismology and satellite gravity data. The dynamic processes occurring in the earth are emphasized. (F)

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Judson L. Ahern
Office Hours: Energy Center Tower Room 934, by appointment
Contact: 325-4480,


Homework sets: ~8  2  16
Tests: 3  20  60
Computer problems: 3  5  15
Attendance 9 9
 Total  100


Mostly open-notes problems, some closed-notes short questions. Exams are over material covered since last exam (i.e., no comprehensive final). Third exam on scheduled final exam day: For Fall, 2004: Friday, December 17, 2004, 8:00 - 10:00 (er, that's A.M. )

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Copyright 2004, Judson L. Ahern