Brief review of continuum mechanics and the seismic wave equation; P and S waves; reciprocity and representation theorems; eikonal equation and ray tracing; Huygens and Fresnel; surface-waves; normal-modes; seismic interferometry and noise; numerical solutions.
After taking this course, students will have the background knowledge necessary to start an original research project in quantitative seismology.
Shearer, P., Introduction to Seismology, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Aki, K. and P. G. Richards, Quantitative Seismology, second edition, University Science Books, Sausalito, 2002.
Nolet, G., A Breviary of Seismic Tomography, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Prerequisites / Notice
This is a quantitative lecture with an emphasis on mathematical description of wave propagation phenomena on the global scale, hence basic knowledge in vector calculus, linear algebra and analysis as well as seismology (e.g. from the 'wave propagation' lecture) are essential to follow this course.
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