Geosciences 419/519: GLOBAL TECTONIC PROCESSES. Spring 2007 First Midterm Examination: Wednesday, 7 March 2007 NAME: SOLUTIONS _
1. (10) True-False: Best answer bold and larger font. T
F
F = 0 is sufficient to derive the equations of motion for P- and S-w

GEOS/PTYS 419/519
PROBLEM SET #2: Solutions
Spring 2007
3
1 3
4
2 4
1. Given a vector vi(x) = (1, 3, 1) and a second order tensor wij(x) =
2
1 3
a. Decompose wij into symmetric sij and anti-symmetric tij parts.
sij = (wij + wji), tij = (wij - wji), and

HW#3: Heat Flow - Spring 2007 - RMR 9 April 2007
Problem #1: calculate q and T for 'continental' and 'oceanic' columns
The basic equations for heat flow q and temperature T are given by:
ymax
H ( )d
y
Properties:
y
T ( y1 )
q( )d = kdT = k (T ( y ) T (

Problem Set #4: Fall 2007 . Spherical Harmonics 1. Use Eqn 23, p13 of Notes, to work out the formula for P 5(), and Eqn 28, p17 to find P 51(m). You will need P 5 first, and note that P 5=P50.
1 dn Pn ( ) = n ( 2 - 1) n n 2 n! d
1 1 = = 2.604x10-4 5 2 5!

Geosciences 419/519: Global Tectonic Processes, Spring 2007 Problem Set #4: Spherical Harmonics Due Monday, 30 April 2007 Part I: Legendre and Associated Legendre Polynomials 1. Use Equation (23) of the notes (page 13) to work out the formula for P5 (), a

HW#3: Heat Flow - Spring 2007 - RMR 9 April 2007 Problem #1: calculate q and T for 'continental' and 'oceanic' columns . The basic equations for heat flow q and temperature T are given by:
ymax
q( y ) = qo +
Properties:
H ( )d
y
q( )d = kdT = k (T ( y )

GEOS. 419
PROBLEM SET 3: HEAT FLOW Due: Wednesday, 11 April 2007
Spring 2007
1.
Consider the two columns below; the one on the left is an approximation of continental lithosphere, while the one on the right approximates oceanic lithosphere. In the contine

GEOS/PTYS 419/519
PROBLEM SET #2 Due Monday, 19 February 2007
Spring 2007
3 1 -3 4 1. Given a vector vi(x) = (1, 3, 1) and a second order tensor wij(x) = 2 - 4 - 2 1 - 3
a. Decompose wij into symmetric sij and anti-symmetric tij parts. 2. Consider a new

GEOS/PTYS 419/519
PROBLEM SET #2: Solutions
Spring 2007
3 1 -3 4 2 - 4 1. Given a vector vi(x) = (1, 3, 1) and a second order tensor wij(x) = - 2 1 - 3
a. Decompose wij into symmetric sij and anti-symmetric tij parts.
sij = (wij + wji), tij = (wij - wji)

GEOS/PTYS 419/519
PROBLEM SET #1 Due Wednesday, 7 February 2007
Spring 2007
1.
Relative and Absolute Plate Motions a. Use the relative plate velocity data in T&S, Table 1-6 (p34, attached) to find the relative velocity pole (latitude, longitude, and rate)

Geosciences 419/519: GLOBAL TECTONIC PROCESSES. Spring 2007
First Midterm Examination: Wednesday, 7 March 2007
SOLUTIONS
NAME:
_
1. (10) True-False: Best answer bold and larger font.
T
F
F = 0 is sufficient to derive the equations of motion for P- and S-w