12.525 Mechanisms of Faulting and Earthquakes


Class Info

Explores the fundamental mechanics of faulting and earthquakes from four related perspectives: seismology, geodesy, geodynamics, and rheology. Topics to be covered include (1) the physical processes that control the rheology of faults, including friction and fracture, (2) how these rheological processes are manifest in faulting and earthquakes in the earth from a geodynamics perspective, and (3) how the mechanics of faulting and earthquakes are constrained by seismological and geodetic observations. Both continental and oceanic examples of faulting and earthquakes will be featured.

This class has no prerequisites.

12.525 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by J. McGuire and G. Prieto.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 54-823.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the Spring Classes - 2018 site or on the 12.525 Stellar site.

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