Synopses & Reviews
This book bridges the gap between the classic texts on potential theory and modern books on applied geophysics. Introductory chapters discuss potential theory with emphasis on those aspects particularly important to earth scientists, such as Laplace's equation, Newtonian potential, magnetic and electrostatic fields, conduction of heat, and spherical harmonic analysis. Later chapters apply these theoretical concepts specifically to the interpretation of gravity and magnetic anomalies, with emphasis on anomalies caused by crustal and lithospheric sources. The book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in applied geophysics.
Review
"...the first six chapters develop the fundamentals of potential theory in a clear and very accessible manner; the next six develop the applications of potential theory..." H.N. Pollack, Choice
Synopsis
Applications of potential theory to modern geophysics with exercises and FORTRAN subroutines.
Synopsis
A graduate text that bridges the gap between the classic texts on potential theory and modern books on applied geophysics. It begins with an introduction to potential theory and then gives applications to gravity and magnetic anomalies, using examples from the modern geophysical literature. Contains exercises and FORTRAN subroutines.
Synopsis
This text bridges the gap between the classic texts on potential theory and modern books on applied geophysics. The introductory chapters discuss aspects of potential theory particularly important to earth scientists. Later chapters apply these concepts to the interpretation of gravity and magnetic anomalies, using examples from modern geophysical literature. The book includes numerous exercises and a variety of computer subroutines in FORTRAN. Students and researchers in geophysics will find this book essential.
Synopsis
Introductory chapters discuss potential theory with emphasis on those aspects particularly important to earth scientists. Later chapters apply these theoretical concepts specifically to the interpretation of gravity and magnetic anomalies, with emphasis on anomalies caused by crustal and lithosperic sources.
Description
Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-435) and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. The potential; 2. Consequences of the potential; 3. Newtonian potential; 4. Magnetic potential; 5. Magnetization; 6. Spherical harmonic analysis; 7. Regional gravity fields; 8. The geomagnetic field; 9. Forward method; 10. Inverse method; 11. Fourier-domain modeling; 12. Transformations; A. Review of vector calculus; B. Subroutines; C. Review of sampling theory; D. Conversion of units.