Archived Versions

12.520 Geodynamics

As taught in: Fall 2006

Diagram of tectonic plates showing possible sources of stress.

Sources of tectonic stress. (Image by MIT OCW.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Bradford Hager

Course Features

Course Description

This course deals with mechanics of deformation of the crust and mantle, with emphasis on the importance of different rheological descriptions: brittle, elastic, linear and nonlinear fluids, and viscoelastic.