University of Calgary

GOPH 351 - Introduction to Geophysics and Planetary Physics - Fall 2021

Key physical concepts and methods used to study Earth and other planetary bodies. Seismology, gravity, magnetism, figure of the Earth, isostasy, heat flow, radioactivity, geochronology, geodynamics. Applications and case studies.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Geology 201 and 202; and Mathematics 267 or 277; and Physics 211 or 221, and 223.


  • Credit for Geophysics 351 and 359 will not be allowed.


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