120.063 Fundamentals of Geophysics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the theoretical principles and field of application of Geophysics, as well as the profile and tasks of a geophysicist. The students are able to explain how Geophysics combines mathematics, physics and geology to characterize Earth´s processes, structure and composition. By the end of the lecture, the students can apply geophysical methods based on natural sources, - seismology, magnetometry, gravimetry, spontaneous potential and magnetotelluric - to understand natural phenomena, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, groundwater flow and mass movements.

Subject of course

  • Basic concepts for Geophysics
  • Seismology and the structure of the Earth
  • Gravitational field and the shape of the Earth
  • Geomagnetic field
  • Electric and Electromagnetic fields

Teaching methods

  • The lecture is given as "Hybrid", where the student can attend the classroom or attend to the lecture online through Zoom.
  • A video of thelecture will be also made available in the TU peer TUBE platform.
  • A script for the lecture weill be made available in TUWEL, which consist of the slides used in each lecture. The slides and other relevant material are available for the students before each lecture.
  • Discussion with the students on the application of theoretical concepts
  • Short exercises
  • Review of short papers

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

The link to the Zoom meeting of the lecture will be available in TUWEL

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu14:00 - 16:0012.10.2023EI 3A Hörsaal Grundzüge Der Geophysik
Thu14:00 - 16:0019.10.2023 - 25.01.2024FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO GZ der Geophysik
Fundamentals of Geophysics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu12.10.202314:00 - 16:00EI 3A Hörsaal Grundzüge Der Geophysik
Thu19.10.202314:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO GZ der Geophysik
Thu09.11.202314:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO GZ der Geophysik
Thu16.11.202314:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO GZ der Geophysik
Thu23.11.202314:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO GZ der Geophysik
Thu30.11.202314:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO GZ der Geophysik
Thu07.12.202314:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO GZ der Geophysik
Thu14.12.202314:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO GZ der Geophysik
Thu21.12.202314:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO GZ der Geophysik
Thu11.01.202414:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO GZ der Geophysik
Thu18.01.202414:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO GZ der Geophysik
Thu25.01.202414:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO GZ der Geophysik

Examination modalities

A written exam at the end of the semester

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu - 14.03.2024written05.12.2023 00:00 - 07.03.2024 23:59TISSGrundzüge der Geophysik

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
18.09.2023 00:00 12.10.2023 23:59 24.10.2023 23:59

Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 221 Geodesy and Geoinformation Not specified3. Semester

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Mathematics, Physics

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses

Language

if required in English