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Introduction to seismology

Author: Peter M Shearer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides an approachable and concise introduction to seismology theory. It clearly explains the fundamental concepts used in seismology, emphasizing intuitive understanding over lengthy derivations."--BOOK JACKET. "Detailed exercises follow each chapter, giving students the opportunity to apply the techniques they have learned to compute results of interest and to illustrate some of Earth's seismic
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M Shearer
ISBN: 0521660238 9780521660235 0521669537 9780521669535
OCLC Number: 40397651
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Stress and Strain --
3. The Seismic Wave Equation --
4. Ray Theory: Travel Times --
5. Inversion of Travel Time Data --
6. Ray Theory: Amplitude and Phase --
7. Reflection Seismology --
8. Surface Waves --
9. Source Theory --
10. Earthquake Prediction --
11. Miscellanea --
App. 1. The PREM Model --
App. 2. Math Review --
App. 3. The Eikonal Equation --
App. 4. FORTRAN Subroutines --
App. 5. Times Series and Fourier Transforms.
Responsibility: Peter M. Shearer.
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