Introduction to Seismology (3rd ed.)

by Peter M. Shearer

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  • 9781107184473
  • 9781316886809
  • 9781316884775
This third edition provides a concise yet approachable introduction to seismic theory, designed as a first course for graduate students or advanced undergraduate students. It clearly explains the fundamental concepts, emphasizing intuitive understanding over lengthy derivations, and outlines the different types of seismic waves and how they can be used to resolve Earth structure and understand earthquakes. New material and updates have been added throughout, including ambient noise methods, shear-wave splitting, back-projection, migration and velocity analysis in reflection seismology, earthquake rupture directivity, and fault weakening mechanisms. A wealth of both reworked and new examples, review questions and computer-based exercises in MATLAB®/Python give students the opportunity to apply the techniques they have learned to compute results of interest and to illustrate Earth's seismic properties. More advanced sections, which are not needed to understand the other material, are flagged so that instructors or students pressed for time can skip them.

  • Cambridge University Press; May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781316886809
  • Edition: 3
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  • Title: Introduction to Seismology
  • Author: Peter M. Shearer
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107184473
  • 9781316886809
  • 9781316884775

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'This classic text is an excellent introduction to modern seismology. Its concise coverage of theory, imaginative problem sets, and innovative computer exercises make it an ideal resource for students and course leaders.' Ian D. Bastow, Imperial College London

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107184473
  • 9781316886809
  • 9781316884775