- GEOC-3057

Introduction to geodynamics and plate tectonics. Plate tectonics. Review of stress and strain in solids. Elastic deformation. Flexure of the lithosphere. Flexure of the lithosphere. Review of heat transfer and Fourier's law. Surface heat flow and the continental geotherm. Cooling of the oceanic lithosphere. Mantle heat flow. Gravity. Fluid mechanics. Fluid mechanics. Rock rheology.