Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Contact hours

Incompatible

ERTH4221

Prerequisite

Approval of Head of School

Recommended prerequisite

Restricted

Minimum quota: 5

Assessment methods

Examinations and Assignments

Course coordinator

Professor Peter Fullagar and Dr Steve Hearn

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

This course is no longer offered. Please contact the School for advice.

Resistivities of rocks and minerals. Factors controlling the bulk resistivity of rocks. Overview of practical methods of electrical surveying including Resistivity, Spontaneous Potential, Induced Polarisation and Electromagnetics. Time-domain and continuous wave methods of electromagnetic prospecting. Solutions of Laplace and Helmholtz equations for layered earth and discrete targets. Instrumentation for electrical and electromagnetic techniques including land and airborne variations. Practical aspects of electrical surveying including array design and optimisation. The course will include a number of software development projects to enhance the understanding of theoretical material.

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