Postgraduate Course: Wave Theory (PGGE11147)
This course will be closed from 13 January 2017
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This is a core course for the MSc degree programme in Exploration Geophysics, and it is also available for other post-graduates in the school (MScs + PhDs) as an optional course.
Derivation of the elastic wave equation. Overview of methods of solution. Body wave solutions (Snell?s law; reflection and conversion at the Earth?s free surface; reflection, transmission and conversion at subsurface inter-layer boundaries). Surface waves (group and phase velocity; sensitivity to subsurface structure). Seismic interferometry (derivation of representation theorems; consequent derivation of interferometric formulae; applications using passive seismic noise from the Earth; applications using active-source seismic data).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Fundamental Mathematics (PGGE11142)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On completion of this course, the students should achieve the following learning outcomes:
? Detailed knowledge of wave theory for body waves and surface waves in an elastic Earth.
? Detailed knowledge of derivations of various important solutions to the wave equation.
? Knowledge of the newly emerging field of seismic interferometric methods.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Disabled students will not be at a disadvantage for the majority of the course, as it is lecture and classroom-based.
|Course organiser||Dr Andrew Curtis
Tel: (0131 6)50 8515
|Course secretary||Mrs Christine Wilson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4866