12.510 Introduction to Seismology

Spring 2005

Global seismograph network.

A map showing the seismographs in the global seismograph network.  (Image courtesy of USGS.)

Course Highlights

This course features complete lecture notes and homework assignments.

Course Description

This graduate level course presents a basic study in seismology and the utilization of seismic waves for the study of Earth's interior. It introduces techniques necessary for understanding of elastic wave propagation in layered media.

Technical Requirements

File decompression software, such as Winzip® or StuffIt®, is required to open the .zip files found on this course site. The .zip files contain additional files which require software as well. MATLAB® software is required to run the .m files.

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Prof. Robert van der Hilst

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session