Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part A

Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part A

Gravitational, Electric, and Magnetic Fields

1st Edition - June 8, 1992

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  • Editor: Alexander Kaufman
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080959924

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An essential book for all students and scientists in the field, Part A of Geophysical Field Theory and Method describes the physical and mathematical principles of geophysical methods, specifically the behavior of gravitational, electrical, and magnetic fields. The broader use of these methods underlines the far-reaching appeal of this book. Oil and mineral prospecting, solving groundwater and engineering problems, and well-logging are just some of the activities which involve geophysical methods. Parts B and C will be devoted to the theory of fields and applied to electromagnetic, seismic, nuclear, and geothermal methods.

Key Features

Presents physical principles of geophysical methods
Covers physical laws which govern field behavior and their areas of application
Examines the influence of a medium on a field, and the distribution of field generators
Presents formulation of conditions when physical laws cannot be used directly for field calculations
Examines systems of field equations and their neccesity when some of the field generators are unknown
Explains the formulation of boundary value problems and their importance in determining the field
Features auxiliary fields and their role in field theory
Presents approximate methods of field calculation


All geoscientists and geoscience students involved in earth measurements, as well as physicists and electronic engineers. This book is suited for graduate and undergraduate students alike.

Table of Contents

  • List of Symbols. Fields and Their Generators. The Gravitational Field. Electric Fields. Magnetic Fields. International Geophysics Series. Chapter References. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 581
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1992
  • Published: June 8, 1992
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080959924

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