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Computational seismology : a practical introduction

Author: Heiner Igel
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An introductory text to a range of numerical methods used today to simulate time-dependent processes in Earth science, physics, engineering and many other fields. It looks under the hood of current simulation technology and provides guidelines on what to look out for when carrying out sophisticated simulation tasks.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heiner Igel
ISBN: 9780198717409 0198717407 9780198717416 0198717415 9780191835070 0191835072
OCLC Number: 966965398
Description: xv, 323 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: About computational seismology --
Part I. Elastic waves in the earth. Seismic waves and sources ; Waves in a discrete world --
Part II. Numerical methods. The finite-difference method ; The pseudospectral method ; The finite-element method ; The spectral-element method ; The finite-volume method ; The discontinuous Galerkin method --
Part III. Applications. Applications in earth sciences ; Current challenges in computational seismology ; Appendix A: Community software and platforms in seismology.
Responsibility: Heiner Igel, Department of Earth and Enviornmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.

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