Geology and Geophysics
Room E207, New Howe-Russell Building 7.30-8.50
Field trip (voluntary)
and Thursdays by
For appointments and all
Introduction to Petroleum Seismology.
Investigations in Geophysics Vol 12 by Ikelle and
Amundsen, 2005. First Edition
Fundamentals of mathematical
physics, seismology and signal theory used to understand
geological processes and structure in the earth.
every 2-3 weeks, readings from the research literature
and one final group project (groups of 2+ people)
Lectures will include but
not be limited to topics covered by the course
will make a preliminary (15-minute) presentation of
their final project in the format of a PowerPoint
final project, students can choose topics covered in
class and develop them to greater depth than covered in
the text book. Students will be evaluated on their
course project at the midterm stage. Student
groups will be expected to present their final project
homeworks, with the exception of the final project, are
due printed (not hand-written), at the start
of the class on the due date (see syllabus).
There will be 4-5 homework assignments. Late homeworks
will NOT BE graded (no exceptions, please)
For each hour you are in class, you (the student) should
plan to spend two hours on preparing for the next class
and completing homework and laboratory work.
| Expected courses and experience
||Two semesters of
undergraduate science major mathematics--Algebra and
Calculus. Physics with Calculus, programming
experience with at
least one high-level language like Excel, Matlab
or Maple or Mathematica
Highly recommended for first-time users: free lynda
tutorials, paid by your fees-- available through TigerWare
Final letter grades are calculated using the results of
lecture homework (50%) and class presentations
(10%), and final written project (30%) -- 10% of the
total grade is reserved for class participation during
project presentations and discussions. A+: >
93.7-100%, A: > 93.3-96.7, A-: 90-93.3; B+: >86.7 -
90%, B: > 83.3-86.7, B-: 80-83.3; C+:>66.7-80%, C:
>63.3-66.7, C-: 60-63.3; D+: >56.7-60%, D:
>53.3-56.7, D-: 50-53.3%, F (less than 50%)
Louisiana State University is committed to
providing reasonable accommodations for all persons with
disabilities. The syllabus is available in alternate
formats upon request. If you are seeking classroom
accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities
Act, you are required to register with the Disability
Services (DS). DS is located in 115 Johnston Hall. Phone
is 225/ 578-5919. To receive academic accommodations for
this class, please obtain the proper DS forms and meet
with me at the beginning of the semester.
|Academic Standards and Expectations
||What is LSU
Commitment to Community? What is Plagiarism?
is Academic Misconduct?
|| Files can be in
[.nb], .pdf, and
old homeworks examples,
the Course, Matlab and Mathematica
||We will cover
Chs. 2, 3, 4, 5, 12 plus: hydraulic fracturing.
instructor reserves the right to include additional
chapters from the required text book as the need
of PAST PROJECT TOPICS: Applied seismic
Interferometry, Migration, Linearized seismic inversion,
Petrophysical Seismic Models, Love Waves, Shear-Wave
Splitting, AVO, Rayleigh Waves, Anisotropy, Multiple
attenuation,wavefield decomposition into P- and S-waves
and upgoing and downgoing waves
of vectors and indicial notation[.pdf ]
of Vectors and Indicial Notation [.pptx]
1 & Ch 2.
Div., Grad., Curl [.nb]
Div., Grad., Curl [.nb]
||Ch1 & Ch2.
[.nb] (different files)
Tensor [ .pdf]
|Ch1 & Ch2.
Ch1 & Ch2. Choose
and select group members
| Tue 9