Courses

[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: Likely offered Fall 2018. 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: 

Fall

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Time: 

11:00-12:00

Course ID: 

124688

Subject Area: 

Earth and Planetary Sciences

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