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School of Science
GEOLOGY AND TECHNICAL GEOLOGY
Course unit
SEISMOLOGY AND ACOUSTICS
SCP8085519, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
GEOLOGY AND TECHNICAL GEOLOGY
SC1180, Degree course structure A.Y. 2009/10, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SEISMOLOGY AND ACOUSTICS
Department of reference Department of Geosciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LAPO BOSCHI GEO/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses GEO/11 Applied Geophysics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 2.0 24 26.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2009 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 BOSCHI LAPO (Presidente)
BOAGA JACOPO (Membro Effettivo)
CASSIANI GIORGIO (Membro Effettivo)
CENNI NICOLA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of calculus (integrals, derivatives, linear algebra (vectors and matrices) and physics (Newton's laws).
Target skills and knowledge: Signal processing (filters, convolution, correlation, cross-correation); Fourier transform; Huygens' principle; ray theory; tomography and inverse problem theory; continuum mechanics; the wave equation (string, membrane, gas, elastic solid); surface waves in a solid elastic body; (seismic) ambient noise and noise interferometry; the seismic source. Numerical modeling of the wave equation.
Examination methods: To be defined
Assessment criteria: To be defined.
Course unit contents: Signal processing (filters, convolution, correlation, cross-correation); Fourier transform; Huygens' principle; ray theory; tomography and inverse problem theory; continuum mechanics; the wave equation (string, membrane, gas, elastic solid); surface waves in a solid elastic body; (seismic) ambient noise and noise interferometry; the seismic source. Numerical modeling of the wave equation.
Additional notes about suggested reading: online materials:
http://hestia.lgs.jussieu.fr/%7Eboschil/ondes.html
http://hestia.lgs.jussieu.fr/%7Eboschil/seismology/seismology.html
http://hestia.lgs.jussieu.fr/%7Eboschil/tomography/tomography.html
http://www.dspguide.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSBjEvPH2j4

suggested further reading:
Agustin Udias, Principles of Seismology, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
S. W. Smith, The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing, 2011.
T. Lay and T. C. Wallace, Modern Global Seismology, Academic Press, 1995.
Kinsler, Frey, Coppens and Sanders, Fundamentals of Acoustics (fourth edition), Wiley & Sons, 1999.
Arthur H. Benade, Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics (second edition), Dover, 1990.
L. L. Beranek, Acoustics, the Acoustical Society of America, 1996.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Agustin Udias, Principles of Seismology. --: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • S. W. Smith, The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing. --: --, 2011.
  • Arthur Benade, Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics. --: Dover, 1990. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Kinsler, Frey, Coppens and Sanders, Fundamentals of Acoustics (fourth edition). --: Wiley and sons, 1999. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)