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PX266 - Geophysics

  • Module code: PX266
  • Module name: Geophysics
  • Department: Physics
  • Credit: 7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To present an understanding of the Earth in terms of simple physical principles

Principal learning outcomes

The module will develop your understanding of Earth based on the physical principles of radioactivity, gravity, waves, heat and magnetism. You should obtain an overview of the structure of the Earth, of the large-scale processes affecting the Earth, and of the experimental and observational techniques used to probe them.

Timetabled teaching activities

about 18 Lectures

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/teach/syllabi/year2/px266

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
7.5 CATS (Module code: PX266-7.5)
B (Examination only) Examination - April 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Physics (BSc) (F300) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (F3N1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 2