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Oil and Gas

Basics of Geophysics

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to geophysics and a context for various geophysical field techniques such as electromagnetics, gravity, DC resistivity and induced polarization, magnetics, and ground penetrating radar surveys. The course will first introduce students to traditional physics topics fundamental to an understanding of geophysics as applied to earth systems. These topics include force, electricity, heat, magnetism, electromagnetism, and thermodynamics. Students will develop competencies using basic geophysical equations to address real-life geoscience problems and predicting the geophysical response to different rock types and structures. An emphasis will be placed on operating geophysical equipment and analyzing data collected using a wide array of geophysical techniques.