Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures and practical classes.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x one hour lecture per week; and three hours of practical work per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorProf Janet Hergt
The teaching of this subject follows these principles:
The subject is broken into modules, each dealing with one exploration method (gravity, magnetics, resistivity and seismic) while avoiding all but the most elementary mathematics. Students learn the relevant physics at an intuitive level with the aid of a series of forward-modelling exercises presented in the context of responding to client-specific problems in the form of 'requests for bid'. Students learn by designing, conducting and interpreting geophysical surveys that yield the greatest benefit-to-cost ratio.
|Objectives:||The objective of this subject is to provide students with insights into how geophysicists think, what they do, and how much to trust their conclusions.|
Practical work/problem sheets handed out in each practical (due two weeks later) totalling not more than 3500 words (25%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (75%).
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
Previously known as 625-304 Geophysics (prior to 2010)
Previously known as 625-304 Applied Geophysics (prior to 2009)
Bachelor of Science |
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