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12.520 Geodynamics, Fall 2006

Sources of tectonic stress.
Sources of tectonic stress. (Image by MIT OCW.)

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Course Description

This course deals with mechanics of deformation of the crust and mantle, with emphasis on the importance of different rheological descriptions: brittle, elastic, linear and nonlinear fluids, and viscoelastic.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Bradford Hager

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Level

Graduate

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