Introduction to Geophysics
Appalachian State University
Public four-year institution, primarily undergraduate
This course provides an introduction to the application of physics to study geologic structures, phenomenon, and processes. Geophysics is a large and diverse field, thus only selected methods will be covered. Topics covered will include: data processing, seismology, earthquakes, tectonophysics, seismic reflection, seismic refraction, gravity, and electrical methods. Laboratories will reinforce topics covered in lectures and many will utilize computers.
Course URL: http://www.appstate.edu/~marshallst/GLY3160/
Resource Type: Course Information
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)
less than 15
This is a lecture and lab course with two lectures per week and one 3hr lab section per week. Prerequisites are any intro geology course, calc I, and physics I.
Students should be able to plot a large data set using Excel
Students should be able to plot an equation using Excel
Students should be able to apply several mathematical filters to a data set
My course is very focused on improving students quantitative skills.