Principles of the Magnetic Methods in Geophysics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444529954, 9780080931852

Principles of the Magnetic Methods in Geophysics, Volume 42

1st Edition

Authors: Alex Kaufman Richard Hansen Robert Kleinberg
eBook ISBN: 9780080931852
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444529954
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 26th November 2008
Page Count: 320
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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Magnetic field in a nonmagnetic medium. 2. Magnetic field caused by magnetization currents. Magnetic field in the presence of magnetic medium. 4. Main magnetic field of the earth. 5. Uniqueness and the solution of the forward and inverse problems. 6. Paramagnetism, diamagnetism and ferromagnetism. 7. Nuclear magnetism and measurements of the magnetic field.


Magnetic methods are widely used in exploration, engineering, borehole and global geophysics, and the subjects of this book are the physical and mathematical principles of these methods regardless of the area of application. Beginning with Ampere's law, the force of interaction between currents is analyzed, and then the concept of the magnetic field is introduced and the fundamental features are discussed. Special attention is paid to measurements of relaxation processes, including topics as the spin echoes or refocusing. Also the special role of the magnetic method in the development of the plate tectonic theory is described.

Key Features

  • covers all the physical and mathematical principles of magnetic methods regardless of the area of application.
  • presents thorough developments of magnetic methods.




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About the Authors

Alex Kaufman Author

Emeritus Professor A.Kaufman has 28 years’ experience of teaching at the geophysical department in Colorado School of Mines He received his PhD. in Institute of Physics of the Earth (Moscow) and degree of Doctor of Science from the Russian Academy of Science . From 1981 to 20015 he published 14 monographs by Academic Press and Elsevier, describing different geophysical methods. Most of them are translated and published in Russia and China. He also holds three patents, which found application in the surface and borehole geophysics. A. Kaufman is a honorary member of SEG.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA

Richard Hansen Author

Affiliations and Expertise

EDCON-PRJ, Inc., Lakewood, CO, USA

Robert Kleinberg Author