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JPE395H1Physics of the Earth (formerly PHY395H1)

Course Title JPE395H1
Session winter
Year of Study 3rd year
Time and Location 24L: TR1, Room: RW117

Qinya  Liu


Official Description

Designed for students interested in the physics of the Earth and the planets.  Study of the Earth as a unified dynamic system; determination of major internal divisions in the planet; development and evolution of the Earth's large scale surface features through plate tectonics; the age and thermal history of the planet; Earth's gravitational field and the concept of isostasy; mantle rheology and convection; Earth tides; geodetic measurement techniques, in particular modern space-based techniques.

Prerequisite: PHY132H1/PHY152H1/PHY180H1/MIE100H1, MAT235Y1/MAT237Y1/MAT291H1/AER210H1, PHY254H1/PHY293H1/MAT244H1/MAT267H1/MAT290H1/MAT292H1
Co-requisite: n.a.
Exclusion: PHY359H1, PHY395H1
Recommended preparation: n.a.
Textbook n.a.