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Earth and Planetary Sciences 202. Mechanics in Earth and Environmental Science

Introduction to the mechanics of fluids and solids, organized around earth and environmental phenomena. Conservation laws, stress, deformation and flow. Inviscid fluids and ocean gravity waves; Coriolis dominated large scale flows. Viscosity and groundwater seepage; convective cells; boundary layers. Turbulent stream flows; flood surges; sediment transport. Elasticity and seismic waves. Pore fluid interactions with deformation and failure of earth materials, as in poro-mechanics of consolidation, cracking, faulting, and landslides. Ice sheets and glacial flow mechanics.
Note: Given in alternate years.
Prerequisites: Calculus-based introductory physics at the level of Physics 11 or 15 and Mathematics at the level of Applied Mathematics 21 and 105.

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Season: 

Spring

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Time: 

12:00-1:15

Course ID: 

124688

Subject Area: 

Earth and Planetary Sciences

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