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12.002 Introduction to Geophysics and Planetary Science

Prereq: Physics II (GIR), Calculus II (GIR)
U (Spring)
12 Units. REST

Study of the structure, composition, and physical processes governing the terrestrial planets, including their formation and basic orbital properties. Topics include plate tectonics, earthquakes, seismic waves, rheology, impact cratering, gravity and magnetic fields, heat flux, thermal structure, mantle convection, deep interiors, planetary magnetism, and core dynamics. Suitable for majors and non-majors seeking general background in geophysics and planetary structure.

L. H. Royden, B. Weiss

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...Studies and Planning Course 12 Earth, Atmospheric, and...303[J] Prereq: 11.002[J] ; Coreq: 14...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Course 6-2)

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...Requirement [satisfied by 6.002 , 6.003 , 6...Program] 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [satisfied by...

Mechanical Engineering (Course 2)

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...Program] 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be...g., 2.678 , 6.002 , or 22.071...

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (Course 12)

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General Institute Requirements (GIRs) The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below. Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects Science Requirement 6 Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8 Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 12.001 , 12.002 , or 12.003 , and 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by a laboratory/field subject in the Departmental Program] 1 Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17 Physical Education Requirement Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points. Departmental Program Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Electrical Science and Engineering (Course 6-1)

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...satisfied from among 6.002 , 6.003 , 6...Program] 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [satisfied by...