Geophysics I

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Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 2
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Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

This is an introductory course in Geophysics. It is an elective course offered in second year.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • Describe the major component of the structure of the earth
  • Explain the causes of earthquakes and how earthquakes are measured
  • Describe how the source parameters can be determine and the seismic methods used for describing the Earth’s Structure
  • Describe variations in gravity g at all points on the earth surface and the different types of gravity anomalies
  • Describe the earth magnetic field
  • List the basic types of plate boundaries and the possible sources of forces that drive the plate


Geophysics I
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