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An Introduction to the Theory of Seismology

An Introduction to the Theory of Seismology

4th Edition

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  • Date Published: November 1985
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521283892

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  • This radical revision of Professor Bullen's acclaimed and widely used text provides an introduction to modern seismological theory, with emphasis on both the physical models and the mathematical descriptions of earthquakes and their sources. The essential core of the earlier editions has been retained, particularly the tensor treatment of elasticity, seismic wave travel-time analysis and density in the Earth, although these parts of the text have been brought up to date and expanded. The new part of the book reflects on how the study of earthquakes, seismic waves and seismic risk has been broadened in the past two decades. Thus, this edition includes introductory theory of earthquake sources, seismic wave travel through complex geological zones and viscous and anisotropic media, vibrations of the whole Earth, strong-motion seismology and earthquake prediction and risk. There is an emphasis on statistical and numerical procedures and problems of resolution in inverse theory. Modern class exercises are to be found throughout. The book assumes some background in classical physics and mathematics, including simple differential equations, linear algebra and probability theory. It will be suitable for use in undergraduate courses in geophysics, applied mechanics and geotechnology and for graduate courses in seismology and earthquake engineering. In addition, it will serve as a reference text on seismological problems for professionals concerned with earthquakes, Earth structure and wave motion.

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    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: November 1985
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521283892
    • length: 520 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. The scope of seismology
    2. Elasticity theory
    3. Vibrations and waves
    4. Body elastic waves
    5. Surface elastic waves and eigen-vibrations of a sphere
    6. Reflection and refraction of elastic waves
    7. Seismic rays in a spherically stratified Earth model
    8. Amplitudes of the surface motion due to seismic waves in a spherically stratified Earth model
    9. Seismometry
    10. Construction of travel-time tables
    11. The seismological observatory
    12. Seismic waves in anomalous structures
    13. Seismic waves and planetary interiors
    14. Long-period oscillations and the Earth's interior
    15. Earthquake statistics and predictions
    16. The earthquake source
    17. Strong-motion seismology
    Appendix
    Selected bibliography
    References
    Unit conversion table
    Index.

  • Author

    K. E. Bullen

    Editor

    Bruce A. Bolt

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