Cambridge Core – Solid Earth Geophysics – Fundamentals of Geophysics – by William Lowrie. This second edition of Fundamentals of Geophysics has been completely revised and updated, and is the ideal WILLIAM LOWRIE. Swiss Federal Institute of. Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. Central to the Earth Sciences today, it encompasses areas such as seismology, volcanism, plate.
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Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction – William Lowrie – Oxford University Press
Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description This second edition of Fundamentals of Geophysics has been completely revised and updated, and is the ideal geophysics textbook for undergraduate students of geoscience with an geophhsics level of knowledge in physics and mathematics. It gives a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of each major branch of geophysics, and presents geophysics within the wider context of plate tectonics, geodynamics and planetary science.
Fundamentals of Geophysics
Basic principles are explained with the aid of numerous figures and step-by-step mathematical treatments, and important geophysical results are illustrated with examples from the scientific literature. Text-boxes are used for auxiliary explanations and to handle topics of interest for more advanced students.
This new edition also includes review questions at the end of each chapter to help assess the reader’s understanding of the topics covered and quantitative exercises for more thorough evaluation. Solutions to the exercises and electronic copies of the figures are available at www. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books?
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Table of contents Preface; 1. The Earth as a planet; 2. Gravity and the figure of the Earth; 3. Seismology and the internal structure of the Earth; 4. Earth’s age, thermal and electrical properties; 5.
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Geomagnetism and paleomagnetism; Index. Review quote Reviews from the first edition: I highly recommend this volume as a must-have, middle-level, highly instructive textbook that makes for enjoyable reading at an easily affordable price. The scientific geophhsics is meticulous. Each topic is described precisely and clearly William Lowrie simplifies the maths to about second-year degree level I have already found it helpful in teaching second-year geology students and have no doubt that it will geophysivs a useful reference book for undergraduates.
It is clearly written, beautifully illustrated, and has the appropriate balance between mathematical and descriptive treatment.
Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction
I particularly like the brief historical accounts that accompany each chapter. The new second edition includes text boxes that deal concisely with specific background topics e.
Fourier transformsas well as useful exercises for students at the end of each chapter. I have recommended the first edition His research interests include rock magnetism, magnetostratigraphy, and tectonic applications of paleomagnetic methods.
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