The aim of this class is to introduce the mathematical framework to describe the deformation of rocks. Students will gain mathematical skills relevant to studying three-dimensional deformation and will be introduced to vector calculus, tensors, partial differential equations, and complex analysis. At the end of the class, students will be equipped to describe new mechanical problems mathematically and physically and put together an analytical model of the solid Earth deformation.
Year 3 - 4
AY 2016 - 2017