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Book
498 p.
  • Preface. Acknowledgments. 1 Introduction. 2 Basic Seismological Theory. 3 Seismology and Earth Structure. 4 Earthquakes. 5 Seismology and Plate Tectonics. 6 Seismograms as Signals. 7 Inverse Problems. Appendix: Mathematical and Computational Background. Reference. Solutions to selected odd-numbered problems. Index.
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An Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes and Earth Structures is an introduction to seismology and its role in the earth sciences, and is written for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. The fundamentals of seismic wave propagation are developed using a physical approach and then applied to show how refraction, reflection, and teleseismic techniques are used to study the structure and thus the composition and evolution of the earth. The book shows how seismic waves are used to study earthquakes and are integrated with other data to investigate the plate tectonic processes that cause earthquakes. Figures, examples, problems, and computer exercises teach students about seismology in a creative and intuitive manner. Necessary mathematical tools including vector and tensor analysis, matrix algebra, Fourier analysis, statistics of errors, signal processing, and data inversion are introduced with many relevant examples. The text also addresses the fundamentals of seismometry and applications of seismology to societal issues. Special attention is paid to help students visualize connections between different topics and view seismology as an integrated science. An Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes , and Earth Structure gives an excellent overview for students of geophysics and tectonics, and provides a strong foundation for further studies in seismology.
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Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GEOPHYS-287
Book
xviii, 700 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
This updated edition provides a unified treatment of seismological methods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780935702965 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GEOPHYS-287
Book
xii, 260 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Preface-- Acknowledgement-- 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-- Appendices-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521660235 20160528
This book provides an approachable and concise introduction to seismology theory. It clearly explains the fundamental concepts, emphasizing intuitive understanding over lengthy derivations. Topics include all that is needed for a comprehensive first course in seismology: stress/strain theory, seismic wave equation, ray theory, tomography, reflection seismology, surface waves, source theory, anisotropy and earthquake prediction. 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 properties. In several cases, computer subroutines are provided to assist with these exercises. Numerous illustrations accompany the text, including examples of seismograms and images of the global seismic wavefield. This textbook is ideal for any introductory course in seismology taught to upper-division undergraduates or first-year graduate students, and is especially suited for a one-semester class on seismology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521660235 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GEOPHYS-287
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xiv, 475 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Seismology, science of earthquakes-- 2. Fundamental equations of an elastic medium-- 3. Elastic waves-- 4. Normal mode theory-- 5. Reflection and refraction-- 6. Ray theory, media of constant velocity-- 7. Ray theory, media of variable velocity-- 8. Ray propagation in a spherical medium-- 9. Travel times and structure of the earth-- 10. Surface waves-- 11. Wave propagation in layered media-- 12. Wave dispersion, phase and group velocity-- 13. Free oscillations of the earth-- 14. Anelasticity and anisotropy-- 15. Earthquake parameters-- 16. Source mechanism-- 17. Seismic moment tensor-- 18. Models of fracture-- 19. Methods of source mechanism determination-- 20. Seismicity, seismotectonics and seismic risk-- 21. Seismographs and seismograms-- Appendix 1. Vectors and tensors-- Appendix 2. Cylindrical and spherical coordinates-- Appendix 3. Bessel and Legendre functions-- Appendix 4. Fourier transform-- Appendix 5. Parameters of the earth-- Appendix 6. Interior of the earth-- Appendix 7. Important earthquakes-- Appendix 8. Problems and exercises.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521624787 20160528
This book is an introductory text on seismology intended for upper division undergraduates and graduate students. The book emphasises fundamental concepts and basic mathematical developments, and is intended to be 'student friendly'. The author explains the fundamental concepts in full detail with step-by-step development of the mathematics, although the book does assume a knowledge of vector and tensor analysis, calculus and ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as of fundamental physics, especially mechanics and elasticity theory. Simple examples, such as one-dimensional problems and liquid media are used as introductory topics. The book covers most of the fundamental topics in seismology, including seismic wave propagation, normal mode theory, ray theory approximation, body and surface waves, source mechanisms, kinematic and dynamic models and applications to the understanding of the structure of the Earth and seismotectonics. The book also contains appendices on useful mathematical tools and includes extensive problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521624787 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GEOPHYS-287