12.520 Geodynamics

Fall 2006

Sources of tectonic stress.
Sources of tectonic stress. (Image by MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features lecture notes and homework assignments.

Course Description

This course deals with mechanics of deformation of the crust and mantle, with emphasis on the importance of different rheological descriptions: brittle, elastic, linear and nonlinear fluids, and viscoelastic.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Bradford Hager

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Level

Graduate

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