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GY 305 Geophysics Lab Exercise 2a Simple Calculations Purpose: This week’s lectures concentrated on the physics of geophysical interpretations. As you saw, this largely consisted of modeling the behavior of waves through various media. This lab exercise will demonstrate the usefulness of mathematical calculations in interpreting geophysical data and in predicting rock response to induced seismology. Due Date: Wednesday October 27 th by 5:00 PM You will need to understand the following wave terms: Amplitude (A): The maximum displacement of the wave from equilibrium. Period (P): The time of repetition of the wave. Frequency (f): The repetition rate of the wave (reciprocal of wave period). Wavelength ( λ ): The distance between successive similar points on a wave measured perpendicular to the wave front (e.g., crest to crest). Equals velocity divided by frequency) Velocity (v) : The distance traveled by a wavefront divided by the time to travel this distance. Equals the product of frequency and wavelength.
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