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Computational Seismology: A Practical Introduction

Heiner Igel


This volume is an introductory text to a range of numerical methods used today to simulate time-dependent processes in Earth science, physics, engineering, and many other fields. The physical problem of elastic wave propagation in 1D serves as a model system with which the various numerical methods are introduced and compared. The theoretical background is presented with substantial graphical material supporting the concepts. The results can be reproduced with the supplementary electronic material provided as Python codes embedded in Jupyter notebooks. The volume starts with a primer on the ph ... More

Keywords: computational seismology, numerical methods, wave equation, finite-difference method, finite-element method, finite-volume method, Galerkin, method, seismology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717409
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717409.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heiner Igel, author
Professor of Seismology, Department of Earth and Enivronmental Sciences, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany