Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Foundations of Geomagnetism

Foundations of Geomagnetism

$108.00 (P)

  • Date Published: December 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521017336

$ 108.00 (P)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The main magnetic field of the Earth is a complex physical phenomenon. This book presents in detail the foundations of geomagnetism, developed from first principles. The book starts with an overview of the phenomena of interest in geomagnetism, and then goes on to deal with the phenomena in detail, building the necessary techniques in a thorough and consistent manner. Students and researchers will find this book to be an invaluable resource in the appreciation of the mathematical and physical foundations of geomagnetism.

    • Provides all the mathemical tools to be able to understand geomagnetism
    • Mathematically rigorous, and logically presented from first principles
    • Thorough treatment of spherical harmonics for geophysicists
    • Written by the top people in the field
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "...the book is an invaluable resource for the mathematical and physical background of geomagnetism." Marek Lewandowski, Pure and Applied Geophysics

    "...the book flourishes as no other really can. Maxwell's equations are dealt with and close scrutiny is given to the various approximations used in geomagnetism... It develops spherical harmonics from the homogenous harmonic polynomials, a route not often taken...Guass' theory of the main field is then described, including internal and external separation and the downward continuation problem...Then comes probably the most comprehensive and unique exposition of the different decompositions of vector fields which are possible (those of Mie and Helmholtz) and of their application to different physical problems ranging from ohmic heating in the core to induction in the mantle...this book stands alone in terms of its mathematical rigor and completeness in treating exactly what it claims, the (mathematical) foundations of geomagnetism. I can highly recommend it to geophysicists as a reference work which will attain considerable longevity." EOS

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521017336
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.565kg
    • contains: 32 b/w illus. 3 tables 18 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. General facts about the main field
    2. Classical electrodynamics
    3. Spherical harmonics
    4. Gauss' theory of the main field
    5. The Mie representation
    6. Hydromagnetics of the core
    7. Appendix: mathematical background
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Authors

    George Backus, University of California, San Diego

    Robert Parker, University of California, San Diego

    Catherine Constable, University of California, San Diego

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×