12.473 Paleomagnetism and Planetary Magnetism


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Introduces the study of natural remanent magnetization and the generation of planetary magnetic fields. Topics include paleomagnetism, rock magnetism, geomagnetism, magnetostratigraphy, paleomagnetic measurement techniques, polar wander and continental drift, biomagnetism, dynamo theory, and the history and evolution of magnetic fields on the Earth and planets.

This class has 12.002, and 18.03 as prerequisites.

12.473 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by B. P. Weiss.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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