Problem Set 2: Problems (from “new” chapter
2): lc,e,g,and i; 2c,e,g, and i; 3,c,e, and g; and 5; due Wed. Sept. 10
You should already have read pp.391440 from Fowler (on
midocean ridges).
Read pp. 440458 from Fowler (on transform faults).
Problem Set 3: Problems (from old chapter 3) 1,2 4, 6,
7, 8, 9;� due Wed. Sept.24
Read short article by Kanamori on Earthquake magnitudes KanamoriQuantification
of Earthquakes 1978.pdf
Read pp. Fowler pp. 458486 (subduction zones).�
Problem Set 4: Problems from
new chpt 4: Do problems 1ab and 3. Ask Emilia for a version of the
HS3NUVEL1A angular velocities in cartesian coordinates to solve Problems
1a and 1b.� Use matlab to solve
problem 3 (the subroutines that you’ll need are posted below under
“old links”).� Extra
credit homework assignment:�
calculate how volcanic production is divided between midocean
ridges, hotspots, and island arcs (i.e., calculate the percentage of
each).� Document your
calculation���������� due Mon.. Oct.
6
Problem Set 5: Problems from old chpt 5� Chapter_5.pdf
:��� 1,3,5, & 7������ due Wed.. Oct. 15
Problem Set 6: Problems from old Chpt 6 of C &
H� Chapter_6.pdf
: Problems 1, 3, 5 a,c,e,g,i, & 6.�����
due Mon.. Oct. 20
Problem Set 7: tentative
old Chapter 7 Chapter_7.pdf� : Problems 1, 3, 5, & 7.� For problem 3 assume that the angle for
the first rotation is 130� and that the angle for the second rotation is
40�.� Read the Finite Rotations.pdf
(link below) before doing the homework assignment. Due Fri. Oct. 31.
Impending class schedule:
Monday Oct. 6—no class;
Wed. Oct. 8, discussion of a recent
paper on hydrothermal circulation at the ridges�
�Fontaine
et al 2008 Hydrothermal circ at slow MORsaxial litho thickness.pdf ;
Fri. Oct. 10, problem session;
Mon. Oct. 13 no class (Midterm
recess);
Wed. Oct. 15. Review session for
the exam.
Fri. Oct. 17, problem session,
Mon. Oct. 20, lecture, take home exam handed out (due Mon. Oct. 27). Note change of dates!
Problem Set 7B: old Cox & Hart chapter 7
problems: 9, 11, and 12.� Due
Fri. Nov. 7
Problem Set 8: old Cox & Hart chapter 8 Chapter_8.pdf
problems: 1a,c,e,g,h� Due Fri. Nov.
14
Note that for no good reason all the profiles are plotted upside down.
Problem Set 9: old Cox & Hart chapter 9 Chapter_9.pdf problems: 1 a,c,e, etc. ; 2 a,c,e,
etc. ; 3, 6, & 8.� Due Fri. Nov.
21
Problem Set 10: old Cox & Hart chapter 10 CH chpt10.pdf problems: 1, 2 (Consider both
figure 1018 and figure 4 from Gripp and Gordon 2002 [hs3reprint.pdf] ), 3, & 4.�� Due Fri. Dec. 5.
The final exam will be takehome and due on the last day
of finals.
