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GEOL 269 Physics of the Earth

GEOL 269  Physics of the Earth  Units: 3.00  

An examination of the physical principles and properties exhibited by the Earth which can be used to understand its origin, structure, dynamic processes, and evolution through time. Topics such as gravity, seismology, magnetism, geochronology, and heat flow are discussed in conjunction with the unifying theory of plate tectonics.

Learning Hours: 117 (36 Lecture, 8 Tutorial, 42 Practicum, 7 Group Learning, 24 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite GEOL 104 or permission of the Department. Corequisite (MATH 120 or MATH 121 or [MATH 123 and MATH 124]) or permission of the Department. Exclusion GEOL 249. Recommended 4U Physics is required.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science