1. Geodynamics [2014]

xiii, 623 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Preface to the third edition-- 1. Plate tectonics-- 2. Stress and strain in solids-- 3. Elasticity and flexure-- 4. Heat transfer-- 5. Gravity-- 6. Fluid mechanics-- 7. Rock rheology-- 8. Faulting-- 9. Flows in porous media-- 10. Chemical geodynamics-- 11. Fundamentals of MATLAB-based numerical computation-- 12. Geodynamical applications using MATLAB-- Appendix A. Symbols and units-- Appendix B. Physical constants and properties-- Appendix C. Answers to selected problems-- Appendix D. MATLAB solutions to selected problems-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521186230 20170227
Essential reading for any Earth scientist, this classic textbook has been providing advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the fundamentals needed to develop a quantitative understanding of the physical processes of the solid earth for over thirty years. This third edition has two completely new chapters covering numerical modelling and geophysical MATLAB(R) applications, and the text is now supported by a suite of online MATLAB(R) codes that will enable students to grasp the practical aspects of computational modelling. The book has been brought fully up to date with the inclusion of new material on planetary geophysics and other cutting edge topics. Exercises within the text allow students to put the theory into practice as they progress through each chapter and carefully selected further reading sections guide and encourage them to delve deeper into topics of interest. Answers to problems available within the book and also online, for self-testing, complete the textbook package.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521186230 20170227
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