Computational Seismology: A Practical Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Heiner Igel

Computational Seismology: A Practical Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Heiner Igel year 2017
  • Book name: Computational Seismology: A Practical Introduction
  • Author: Heiner Igel
  • Release date: 2017/12/30
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780198717416
  • Rating: 8.57 of 10
  • Votes: 831
  • Review by: Beau Schubert
  • Review rating: 9.2 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/23
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 34 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: This book 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 thesupplementary electronic material provided as python codes embedded in Jupyter notebooks. The book starts with a primer on the physics of elastic wave propagation, and a chapter on the fundamentals of parallel programming, computational grids, mesh generation, and hardware models. The core of the bookis the presentation of numerical solutions of the wave equation with six different methods: 1) the finite-difference method; 2) the pseudospectral method (Fourier and Chebyshev); 3) the linear finite-element method; 4) the spectral-element method; 5) the finite-volume method; and 6) the discontinuous Galerkin method. Each chapter contains comprehension questions, theoretical, and programming exercises. The book closes with a discussion of domains of application and criteria for the choice of aspecific numerical method, and the presentation of current challenges.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H2M39S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Mathematical Physics, Geography Books, Volcanology & Seismology, Earth: Natural History General, Earthquake Engineering
  • Available formats: EPUB, ODT, DjVu, PDF, TXT, WORD, DOC, PRC. Compressed in RAR, ZIP, IMG, BZ2, RPM, TBZ, CBC
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 51.03 USD
  • Dimensions: 190x246x17mm
  • Weight: 760g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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