課程資訊
課程名稱
地球動力學
Geodynamics 
開課學期
110-2 
授課對象
理學院  地質科學研究所  
授課教師
譚諤 
課號
Geo5022 
課程識別碼
224 U0420 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
 
備註
限學士班三年級以上
總人數上限:10人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1102Geodynamics 
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課程概述

一、課程簡介:
This course will introduce the fundamental continuum physics applied in understanding the working of plate tectonics, mantle convection and a variety of geological processes. The material of the course contents will present the mathematical concepts as less as possible unless they are essential to understand the physical principles. They will cover basic elasticity and fluid mechanics involved in the studies of the bending of elastic plates, the heat transfer through conduction at thermal boundary layers and mantle convection, and rheology that describes the relation between applied stress and strain (deformation) in the interior of the earth.

課程內容:
(1) Stress and Strain (Ch 3. T&S)
(2) Elasticity and plate flexure
stress and strain, bending or flexure of plates under applied moments and vertical loads, application to the earth’s lithosphere under the loads of island chains, at an ocean trench and sedimentary basins (Ch. 2, 3 of T&S).
(3) Gravity/Geoid
Earth’s shape, compensation models and observed geoid anomalies (Ch. 5 of T&S)
(4) Heat transfer and thermal conduction
Fourier’s law of heat conduction, the earth’s surface heat flux, cooling of the oceanic lithosphere, solidification of dikes, thermal stress, subsidence of seafloor topography (Ch. 4 of T&S).
(5) Rock Rheology
deformation mechanism, diffusion creep, dislocation, mantle rheology (Ch. 7 of T&S)
(6) Fluid mechanics and mantle convection
Conservation of mass, momentum and energy, the stream function, 1-D channel flow, postglacial rebound, Stokes flow, thermal convection, boundary layer theory, linear stability analysis, the forces that drive mantle convection (Ch. 6 of T&S).
(7) Synthesis 

課程目標
待補 
課程要求
待補 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
Geodynamics, Turcotte and Schubert, Cambridge Publication
Physics of the Earth, Stacey and Davis, Cambridge Publication 
指定閱讀
待補 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Final 
30% 
 
2. 
Homework 
70% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
  Energy, Heat and Temperature 
第2週
  Temperature in the Earth Interior 
第3週
  Stress 
第4週
  Strain and Elasticity 
第5週
  Elastic Flexure and Bending 
第6週
  Gravity and Geomagnetism 
第7週
  Equation of Motion and Rheology 
第8週
  Fluid Mechanics 
第9週
  Fluid Mechanics 
第10週
  Fluid Mechanics 
第11週
  Convergent Wedges 
第12週
05/02  Subduction Zones 
第13週
  Lithosphere 
第14週
  Rifting 
第15週
  Plumes and LLSVPs 
第16週
05/30  Final exam 
第17週
  Online course 
第18週
  Online course