Description 
1 online resource (xiii, 281 pages) : illustrations 
Contents 
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 
Summary 
"The advent of accessible student computing packages has meant that geophysics students can now easily manipulate datasets and gain firsthand modeling experience  essential in developing an intuitive understanding of the physics of the Earth. Yet to gain a more indepth 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 selfstudy and helping students to tackle homework exercises and prepare for exams." Provided by publisher 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276277) and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Geophysics  Mathematics  Handbooks, manuals, etc


Physics  Formulae  Handbooks, manuals, etc


SCIENCE  Earth Sciences  General.


SCIENCE  Physics  Geophysics.


Geophysics  Mathematics.


Physics.


Earth (Planet)  Handbooks, manuals, etc


Earth (Planet)

Genre/Form 
Handbooks and manuals.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9781139128285 (electronic bk.) 

1139128280 (electronic bk.) 

9781139115452 

1139115456 

9780511794438 (electronic bk.) 

0511794436 (electronic bk.) 

1139117629 

9781139117623 

1283298597 

9781283298599 

(hbk.) 

(pbk.) 
