Lecture One Jan. 5 - PHY 395S: Physics of the Earth Lecture...

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PHY 395S: Physics of the Earth Lecture 1: Intro ESA NASA
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Course Organization Lecturer: Sabine Stanley MP516B stanley@physics.utoronto.ca Course Website : available through Blackboard (go to website) Grading Scheme: 4 Problem Sets: 40% Midterm: 20% Final Exam: 40% Prerequisites : PHY140Y/151H/255H/254H, MAT235Y/237Y/257Y, MAT244H (or permission of instructor). Note: Engineering courses equivalent to those above are also acceptable. References: There is no required text. Suggested texts: The Solid Earth, by Fowler Fundamentals of Geophysics, by Lowrie Survey: Please take the intro survey on the course webpage under “Course Information” by Friday January 8th so that I can set up office hours.
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Course Topics: (1) Earth’s interior structure -The Earth is layered, but the layers interact -The layers have different compositions and rheologies (responses to stress/force) image courtesy USGS
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-the Earth’s rigid surface is broken up into plates
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