University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOLOGY 3023 - Geophysics IIIB: Electromagnetics and Seismology

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: MATHS 1013 or equivalent or GEOLOGY 3008
Assumed Knowledge: GEOLOGY 1100 and PHYSICS 1100 & PHYSICS 1200 or PHYSICS 1101 & PHYSICS 1201
Incompatible: GEOLOGY 3008
Assessment: Problem sets, practical reports and unit tests
Syllabus:

Geophysicists are employed in a wide range of industries, including petroleum and mineral exploration, groundwater, contaminants and salinity evaluation, state and government geological surveys, defence science and academic research. This course investigates diffusive and wave-based geophysical techniques, covering topics in earthquake seismology, active seismic techniques, and time-domain and frequency-domain electromagnetics. We start with the underlying mathematical basis and examine applications at global, exploration and environmental scales. The course also involves methods of geophysical data analysis, modelling, visualisation and interpretation through a series of computer laboratories. The course is aimed at students from a range of numerate scientific backgrounds including geoscience, physics, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 2 $1,169 Band 2 $1,169 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20808 LE01 60 49 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 9am - 11am Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 10am - 12pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 5 Nov Tuesday 9am - 11am Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
11 Oct - 8 Nov Friday 10am - 12pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20812 PR01 40 29 2 Aug - 2 Aug Friday 1pm - 4pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
2 Aug - 2 Aug Friday 1pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
9 Aug - 9 Aug Friday 1pm - 4pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
16 Aug - 13 Sep Friday 1pm - 4pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
16 Aug - 13 Sep Friday 1pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
20 Sep - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 4pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
11 Oct - 8 Nov Friday 1pm - 4pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
11 Oct - 8 Nov Friday 1pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite