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Principles of Seismology

2nd edition (current edition)

Agustín Udías, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Elisa Buforn, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
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The second edition of Principles of Seismology has been extensively revised and updated to present a modern approach to observation seismology and the theory behind digital seismograms. It includes: a new chapter on Earthquakes, Earth's structure and dynamics; a considerably revised chapter on instrumentation, with new material on processing of modern digital seismograms and a list of website hosting data and seismological software; and 100 end-of-chapter problems. The fundamental physical concepts on which seismic theory is based are explained in…
Frontmatter
pp i-iv
Contents
pp v-xiv
Preface and Acknowledgments
pp xv-xvi
1 - Seismology, the Science of Earthquakes
pp 1-13
2 - Earthquakes, Earth Structure, and Dynamics
pp 14-31
3 - Instrumentation and Digital Data Processing
pp 32-59
4 - Basic Concepts and Equations of an Elastic Medium
pp 60-86
5 - Waves in an Infinite Elastic Medium
pp 87-114
6 - Reflection and Refraction
pp 115-145
7 - Body Wave Propagation in Layered Media
pp 146-160
8 - Ray Theory. Media Of Constant Velocity
pp 161-182
9 - Ray Theory. Media of Variable Velocity
pp 183-208
10 - Ray Theory. Spherical Media
pp 209-227
11 - Travel Times and the Structure of the Earth
pp 228-258
12 - Surface waves
pp 259-284
13 - Wave Dispersion. Phase and Group Velocities
pp 285-307
14 - Free Oscillations of the Earth. Theory and Observations
pp 308-334
15 - Anelasticity and Anisotropy
pp 335-357
16 - Focal Parameters of Earthquakes
pp 358-379
17 - Basic Theory of Earthquake Mechanism
pp 380-413
18 - The Seismic Moment Tensor
pp 414-430
19 - Simple Models of Fracture
pp 431-455
20 - Methods Of Determination of Source Mechanisms
pp 456-476
21 - Seismicity, Seismotectonics, Seismic Risk, and Prediction
pp 477-496
Appendix 1 - Vectors and Tensors
pp 497-501
Appendix 2 - Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates
pp 502-505
Appendix 3 - Bessel and Legendre Functions
pp 506-510
Appendix 4 - Fourier and Laplace Transforms
pp 511-517
Appendix 5 - Parameters of the Earth
pp 518-518
Appendix 6 - The Interior of the Earth
pp 519-519
Appendix 7 - Important earthquakes
pp 520-521
Bibliography
pp 522-525
References
pp 526-539
Index
pp 540-544
Plate section
pp 545-556
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Online ISBN: 9781316481615
Published online: 06 August 2018
Hardback ISBN: 9781107138698
Hardback publication date: 21 December 2017

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