Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: GEO 2100. Pre/Co-requisites: GEO 2500.
Requirement Designation:
Quantitative Intensive BS
This course will focus on the application of continuum mechanics to describe geologic processes and phenomena. We will cover a range of diverse topics spanning the inner and outer Earth including: elasticity, tectonics, heat flow, gravity, electromagnetism, fluid dynamics, faulting, seismology, surface processes, and geological hazards. Students will learn fundamental physical and mathematical approaches to quantitatively describe, interpret, and predict a broad range of dynamic processes in Earth systems. Two lectures, one interactive workshop weekly.