EARTH 483 - Geophysics: Seismology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prior or concurrent election of MATH 215 and PHYSICS 240 (or 260).
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

When, where, and why do earthquakes occur? How can we use the data from earthquakes to understand Earth better? What is the physics of earthquakes? This course will give an overview of the current understanding of earthquake source, wave propagation and ground motion. Concepts covered in this course include spatial and temporal distribution of global and regional earthquakes, elastic wave propagation, seismic instrumentation and data, earthquake magnitude and location, tomography, earthquake physics, ground motion, building response, induced earthquakes, and earthquake “prediction.”

Course Requirements:

The grade is based on attendance (10%), engaged participation (5%), homework (35%), class presentation (15%), and final exam (35%)

Intended Audience:

Upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students.

Class Format:

90-minute lectures twice weekly, one-hour laboratory.

EARTH 483 - Geophysics: Seismology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
30891
Open
20
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LAB)
P
30892
Open
20
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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