12.473 Paleomagnetism and Planetary Magnetism


Class Info

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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by B. P. Weiss.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Fridays in 54-824.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

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