Potential Theory in Applied Geophysics

Authors: Roy, Kalyan Kumar

  • Offers a new approach to basic topics on potential theory
  • Introduces the principles of gravitational, magnetic, electrostatic, direct current electrical and electromagnetic fields
  • Geared to the needs of postgraduate students and geophysicists
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"Potential Theory in Applied Geophysics" introduces the principles of gravitational, magnetic, electrostatic, direct current electrical and electromagnetic fields, with detailed solutions of Laplace and electromagnetic wave equations by the method of separation of variables. Behaviour of the scalar and vector potential and the nature of the solutions of these boundary value problems are shown along with the use of complex variables and conformal transformation, Green's theorem, Green's functions and its use in integral equation. Finite element and finite difference methods for two-dimensional potential problems are discussed in considerable detail. The analytical continuation of the potential field and inverse theory, used for the interpretation of potential field data, are also demonstrated.

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From the reviews:

"With 17 chapters and more than 600 pages, this is a comprehensive M.Sc.-level textbook on potential theory and electromagnetic theory with particular emphasis on geophysical applications." (Sven Ivansson, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2008 k)

"This book has been used as textbook teaching post-graduate students in India. The book introduces theory and computational methods applied to electrical and electromagnetic fields in geophysics. … The mathematics algorithms are discussed and they are related to boundary value problems, conformal transformation, Green’s theorem, Green’s functions, finite element and finite difference methods for two-dimensional potential problems." (Chengshu Wang, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1152, 2009)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Complex Variables and Conformal Transformation in Potential Theory

    Kalyan Kumar Roy

    Pages

  • Elements of Vector Analysis

    Kalyan Kumar Roy

    Pages 1-16

  • Introductory Remarks

    Kalyan Kumar Roy

    Pages 17-42

  • Gravitational Potential and Field

    Kalyan Kumar Roy

    Pages 43-73

  • Direct Current Flow Field

    Kalyan Kumar Roy

    Pages 127-150

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eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09125-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Potential Theory in Applied Geophysics
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-72334-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-72334-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-72089-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09125-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 651
Number of Illustrations and Tables
268 b/w illustrations
Topics