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Potential Theory in Gravity and Magnetic Applications : Stanford-Cambridge Program - Richard J. Blakely

Potential Theory in Gravity and Magnetic Applications

Stanford-Cambridge Program

Hardcover Published: 10th March 2009
ISBN: 9780521415088
Number Of Pages: 464

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This text bridges the gap between the classic texts on potential theory and modern books on applied geophysics. It opens with an introduction to potential theory, emphasising those aspects particularly important to earth scientists, such as Laplace's equation, Newtonian potential, magnetic and electrostatic fields, and conduction of heat. The theory is then applied to the interpretation of gravity and magnetic anomalies, drawing on examples from modern geophysical literature. Topics explored include regional and global fields, forward modeling, inverse methods, depth-to-source estimation, ideal bodies, analytical continuation, and spectral analysis. The book includes numerous exercises and a variety of computer subroutines written in FORTRAN. Graduate students and researchers in geophysics will find this book essential.

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"...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

The potential
Consequences of the potential
Newtonian potential
Magnetic potential
Spherical harmonic analysis
Regional gravity fields
The geomagnetic field
Forward method
Inverse method
Fourier-domain modeling
Review of vector calculus
Review of sampling theory
Conversion of units
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ISBN: 9780521415088
ISBN-10: 052141508X
Series: Stanford-Cambridge Program
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 10th March 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.85

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