Stress & Strain
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Goals for this unit
- Understand the physical/mathematical description of the stress tensor
- Apply developed linear algebra skills to calculate normal stress, shear stress, and principle axes of stress on a fault, etc.
- Understand the physical/mathematical description of the strain tensor
- Derive the relationship between the stress and strain tensor as a generalization of Hooke's Law
- Lay the foundation for derivation and solutions of the seismic wave equation in the following course