12.201 Essentials of Global Geophysics


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Overview of basic topics in solid-earth geophysics, such as the Earth's rotation, gravity and magnetic field, seismology, and thermal structure. Formulation of physical principles presented in three one-hour lectures per week. Current applications discussed in an additional one-hour tutorial each week. Students taking graduate version complete different assignments.

This class has 8.02, and 18.03 as prerequisites.

12.201 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by R. van der Hilst.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Essentials of Geophysics site or on the 12.201 Stellar site.

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