This is an introduction to geophysics for fourth-year physicists. Lectures are given by David Al-Attar and myself. Physics of the Earth as a Planet attempts to provide an understanding of the Earth as a physical system. The course covers subjects as diverse as plate tectonics, continuum mechanics, seismic wave propagation, Earth structure, earthquake locations and mechanisms, isostasy, heat flow and mantle convection. Lecture notes and past papers can be found on the Cavendish Teaching Information System.
This is the main geophysics course for third-year Earth scientists, and is an important pre-requisite for the geophysics option courses in Part III. Lectures are given by David Al-Attar, Alex Copley, Jerome Neufeld and myself. The course covers a broad spread of geophysics, including mantle convection, flexure, gravity, geodesy, tectonics, and seismology. Lecture notes and past papers can be found on Moodle.