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.)




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.