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# ps1_corrected2 - PHY395S: Problem Set 1: Quantitative Plate...

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PHY395S: Problem Set 1: Quantitative Plate Tectonics Due Thursday, Feb. 3rd at 5:00pm in Drop Box 25. Note: Q5 & 6 assume a spherical Earth and hence you will need the Euler vectors table given out in class for these questions and the fact that the radius of the Earth is 6371 km. Note: Q2-6 are each worth 3 marks, so the total problem set value is 15 marks. 1) Read the Problem Set Policy on the course website. Did you read and understand the policy? A “yes” should be answered truthfully before continuing with this problem set. Note: this question is not worth marks. 2) Flat Earth Plate Motions: Consider the three plates shown in the figure below. All velocities are in mm/year. a) What is the velocity of plate C relative to plate B? b) Is the unmarked boundary between B and C a trench or a ridge? Draw the type of boundary on the diagram and include the appropriate relative velocity vector at the boundary. c)

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## This note was uploaded on 03/11/2011 for the course PHY 395 taught by Professor Stanley during the Winter '11 term at University of Toronto.

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