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This book bridges the gap between the classic texts on potential theory and modern books on applied geophysics. Introductory chapters discuss potential theory with emphasis on those aspects particularly important to earth scientists, such as Laplace's equation, Newtonian potential, magnetic and electrostatic fields, conduction of heat, and spherical harmonic analysis. Later chapters apply these theoretical concepts specifically to the interpretation of gravity and magnetic anomalies, with emphasis on anomalies caused by crustal and lithospheric sources. The book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in applied geophysics.Read more
- The first book to present full range of modern earth science
- FORTRAN subroutines for many applications
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"...the first six chapters develop the fundamentals of potential theory in a clear and very accessible manner; the next six develop the applications of potential theory..." H.N. Pollack, Choice
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- Date Published: September 1996
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521575478
- length: 464 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
- weight: 0.68kg
- contains: 175 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The potential
2. Consequences of the potential
3. Newtonian potential
4. Magnetic potential
6. Spherical harmonic analysis
7. Regional gravity fields
8. The geomagnetic field
9. Forward method
10. Inverse method
11. Fourier-domain modeling
Appendix A. Review of vector calculus
Appendix B. Subroutines
Appendix C. Review of sampling theory
Appendix D. Conversion of units.
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