Semester of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The overall goal of this course is to give the students a theoretical background for further studies within applied seismics and seismology.
The subject provides an introduction to the basic concepts of theoretical seismology: Stress and strain, elastic properties, plane and spherical waves, anisotropy and attenuation, reflection and transmission at plane boundaries, surface waves, ray theory and diffraction.
The course provides good exercise within mathematical modelling of physical phenomena in general and seismic wave phenomena in particular. Emphasize will be given on mathematical derivations and implementation of relevant equations.
After completing this course the students should be able to
- reproduce/understand all mathematical derivations in the syllabus.
- solve new problems based on the theory of the syllabus.
- implement the theory in the form of different computer programs. This means that the course gives training in programming.
- demonstrate basic skills within seismic modelling.
Required Previous Knowledge
Basic principles of earth physics, in addition to basic principles in functions of several variables and differential equations.
Forms of Assessment
Written, 4 hours
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 27.09.2017, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Solheimsgt. 18 (Administrasjonsbygget), Eksamenslokale 3. etg.