GEOL 213 - Introduction to Geophysics

This course provides an introduction to geophysics and a context for various geophysical field techniques such as electromagnetics, gravity, DC resistivity and induced polarization, magnetics, and ground penetrating radar surveys. The course will first introduce students to traditional physics topics fundamental to an understanding of geophysics as applied to earth systems. These topics include force, electricity, heat, magnetism, electromagnetism, and thermodynamics. Students will develop competencies using basic geophysical equations to address real-life geoscience problems and predicting the geophysical response to different rock types and structures. An emphasis will be placed on operating geophysical equipment and analysing data collected using a wide array of geophysical techniques. Geophysical case studies will focus on Yukon examples when possible.
PREREQUISITES: Mathematics 12 (OR Yukon College equivalent, MATH 060) and GEOL 105; OR permission from the course instructor.

Credits: 3.0
no scheduled sessions