GEO9620 - Seismic Waves and Seismology
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This course gives a basis for understanding how elastic waves, generated by earthquakes or controlled sources, propagate through the earth and thus provide information about its interior
When you have completed this course:
- you know how strain and stress are related in elastic materials and are familiar with the elastic wave equation
- you can quantify how interfaces reflect, refract and convert waves
- you know how elastic properties like attenuation and anisotropy affect wave propagation
- you have seen how numerical modelling can be used to simulate wave propagation
- you can use ray theory and is aware of its strengths and limitations
- you understand how elastic waves are used to probe the Earth and have detailed knowledge about at least one modern method to do so
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
MAT1100 - Calculus, MAT1110 - Calculus and linear algebra, MAT1120 - Linear algebra, INF1000 - Introduction to object-oriented programming (continued), FYS-MEK1110 - Mechanics, GEL2140 - Geophysics and global tectonics
10 credits overlap with GEO4620 - Seismic waves and seismology
Lectures/colloquia, including problem solving. The students will present articles elaborating on subjects in the course. Up to 4 mandatory exercises. The presentations and the mandatory exercises have to be approved before you can sit for the final exam.
Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Up to 4 mandatory exercises/presentations must be approved before sitting the final written examination for the course.
- Final written examination (3 hours) counts for 100%.
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.