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: GEOLOGY 3022 or MATHS 1013 or SACE Stage 2 Specialist Maths or equivalent
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

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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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20926 LE01 40 21 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 9am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 9am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20927 PR01 40 21 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 1pm - 4pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
7 Oct - 21 Oct Friday 1pm - 4pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
28 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 1pm - 4pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre