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Introduction to Seismology

Peter M. Shearer

Published by Cambridge University Press Jun 2009, 2009
ISBN 10: 0521708427 / ISBN 13: 9780521708425
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Title: Introduction to Seismology

Publisher: Cambridge University Press Jun 2009

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Taschenbuch

Book Condition: Neu


Neuware - This book provides an approachable and concise introduction to seismic theory, designed as a first course for undergraduate students. It clearly explains the fundamental concepts, emphasizing intuitive understanding over lengthy derivations. Incorporating over 30% new material, this second edition includes all the topics needed for a one-semester course in seismology. Additional material has been added throughout including numerical methods, 3-D ray tracing, earthquake location, attenuation, normal modes, and receiver functions. The chapter on earthquakes and source theory has been extensively revised and enlarged, and now includes details on non-double-couple sources, earthquake scaling, radiated energy, and finite slip inversions. Each chapter includes worked problems and detailed exercises that give students the opportunity to apply the techniques they have learned to compute results of interest and to illustrate the Earth's seismic properties. Computer subroutines and datasets for use in the exercises are available at 412 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780521708425

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Synopsis: The second edition incorporates 30% new material and clearly explains fundamental concepts and emphasizes intuitive understanding. Worked problems, exercises and online resources encourage students to apply techniques they have learnt, making this textbook ideal for a one-semester undergraduate course in seismology.

Críticas: '? a concise and practical survey text that does a fine job of covering the basics ? it is ideally suited for an intermediate to advanced undergraduate class ?' Seismological Research Letters

'Shearer has a knack for clear explanations and for making otherwise difficult concepts easy to understand.' EOS

'As an introductory course textbook for upper-level undergraduate students it may be the best textbook available now.' Physics Today

'The fundamental concepts are clearly explained, emphasizing intuitive understanding ?' Applied Mechanics Reviews

'? an excellent introduction for non-seismologists to grasp concepts behind seismological techniques.' Episodes

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