GLY3160 / PHY3160 :: Introduction To Geophysics
Department of Geology :: Appalachian State Univeristy
Lecture Location :: Rankin Science West 023
Lecture Time :: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am-11:50am
Laboratory Location :: Rankin Science South 118
Laboratory Time :: Thursdays 2:00pm-4:50pm or Fridays 12:00pm-2:50pm
Required Text :: Mussett and Khan "Looking Into The Earth"
Prerequisites :: GLY110x/1510, MAT1110, and PHY1103/1150
Instructor :: Dr. Scott T. Marshall
Email :: marshallst::at::appstate::dot::edu
Office :: 111 Rankin Science South
Phone :: 828-265-8680
Office Hours :: Mon/Fri 11:00am-12:00pm, Tues/Thur 12:00-2:00pm, or by appointment
:: Course Description ::
This course provides an introduction to the application of physics to study geologic structures, phenomenon, and processes. Geophysics is a large and diverse field, thus only selected methods will be covered. Topics covered will include: data processing, seismology, earthquakes, tectonophysics, seismic reflection, seismic refraction, gravity, and electrical methods. Laboratories will reinforce topics covered in lectures and many will utilize computers. For more details about this course, including the course schedule and grading refer to the course syllabus or email me.
:: Course Goals ::
The basic goal of the course is for students to become competent at applying principles of mathematics and physics to better understand the Earth. By doing this, I hope to develop students' understanding and intuition of Earth's structure and the physics governing many Earth processes. Students will also gain experience with conducting field surveys, processing data, and creating graphics using computers.