THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Fields and Waves (U04067)
The course introduces a common framework to address diverse problems of Earth physics based on special cases of the telegraph equation. It describes its geophysical applications to fluid dynamics, and to gravity, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic and seismic problems.
? Pre-requisites : Seismology, Geodesy & Geomagnetism; Physics 2A: Forces, Fields and Potentials; Mathematical Methods 4/Applicable Maths 4; or Foundations of Mathematical Physics. Other students may be admitted at the discretion of the Course Organiser.
? Costs : None.
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? Normal year taken : 3rd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Familiarity with essential mathematical techniques.
Familiarity with concepts of classical physics applied to Earth problems.
Confidence in the conceptual framework of analysing waves of fields.
Appreciation of applying physical and mathematical techniques to diverse Earth problems.
1 written exam in the diet scheduled for the end of year (100%).
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Nicola Muir
Dr Roger Hipkin
School Website : http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.scieng.ed.ac.uk/