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The Resource A student's guide to geophysical equations, William Lowrie

A student's guide to geophysical equations, William Lowrie

Label
A student's guide to geophysical equations
Title
A student's guide to geophysical equations
Statement of responsibility
William Lowrie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The advent of accessible student computing packages has meant that geophysics students can now easily manipulate datasets and gain first-hand modeling experience - essential in developing an intuitive understanding of the physics of the Earth. Yet to gain a more in-depth understanding of physical theory, and to develop new models and solutions, it is necessary to be able to derive the relevant equations from first principles. This compact, handy book fills a gap left by most modern geophysics textbooks, which generally do not have space to derive all of the important formulae, showing the intermediate steps. This guide presents full derivations for the classical equations of gravitation, gravity, tides, earth rotation, heat, geomagnetism and foundational seismology, illustrated with simple schematic diagrams. It supports students through the successive steps and explains the logical sequence of a derivation - facilitating self-study and helping students to tackle homework exercises and prepare for exams"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
550.1/51525
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC809.M37
LC item number
L69 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
Label
A student's guide to geophysical equations, William Lowrie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Mathematical background; 2. Gravitation; 3. Gravity; 4. The tides; 5. Earth's rotation; 6. Earth's heat; 7. Geomagnetism; 8. Foundations of seismology; Appendix A. Magnetic poles, the dipole field, and current loops; Appendix B. Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism; References; Index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 281 p.
Isbn
9780521183772
Lccn
2011007352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn703623786
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn748342478
Label
A student's guide to geophysical equations, William Lowrie
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Mathematical background; 2. Gravitation; 3. Gravity; 4. The tides; 5. Earth's rotation; 6. Earth's heat; 7. Geomagnetism; 8. Foundations of seismology; Appendix A. Magnetic poles, the dipole field, and current loops; Appendix B. Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism; References; Index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 281 p.
Isbn
9780521183772
Lccn
2011007352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn703623786
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn748342478

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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