651-4013-00L  Potential Field Theory

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersA. Khan
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
651-4013-00 GPotential Field Theory2 hrs
Wed14:15-16:00NO E 51.1 »
A. Khan

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AbstractThe course will guide students in learning about the capabilities and limitations of potential field data, namely gravity and magnetic measurements as collected by industry, in determining geological sources.
It will follow a mathematical approach, and students will learn to apply mathematical strategies to generate quantitative answers to geophysical questions.
ObjectiveThe course will guide students in learning about the capabilities and limitations of potential field data, namely gravity and magnetic measurements as collected by industry, in determining geological sources.
It will follow a mathematical approach, and students will learn to apply mathematical strategies to generate quantitative answers to geophysical questions.
ContentPart I:
Concept of work & energy, conservative fields, the Newtonian potential, Laplace's and Poisson's equation, solutions in Cartesian/spherical geometry, the Geoid, gravity instrumentation, field data processing, depth rules for isolated bodies, Fourier methods.
Part II:
Magnetic potential, dipole and current loops, distributed magnetization, remanent and induced magnetization, nonuniqueness & ``annihilators'', field data processing, magnetic instrumentation, anomalies from total field data, reduction to the pole, statistical methods.
Part III:
Applicability to DC electrical methods: resistivity sounding.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: Successful completion of 651-4130-00 Mathematical Methods

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersA. Khan
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Admission requirementThe course "651-4130-00L Mathematical Methods" is set as a requirement for participating in Potential Field Theory.
Additional information on mode of examinationPerformance grading depends on both homeworks that are set weekly and also formal examination (no learning materials).

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ProgrammeSectionType
Earth Sciences MasterGeophysical Methods IIOInformation