ErSE 304 Geophysical Continuum Mechanics

The course provides physical background foundation and overview of mathematical continuum models of geophysics. The goal of the course is to allow students to learn modelling ideas and utilize them in simulation. Topics discussed include: brief introduction to Cartesian tensors, their calculus and algebra; deformations and strain measures; balance laws and equations of motion; thermo-dynamical relations and constraints; mixture theory and phase change.




AMCS 231 or Approval by course instructor