GPH 601-602 Ph.D. Seminar I-II
(1+0+0)1

Material collection and presentation of a particular subject of interest

to the student. Improvement of the students’ ability in self-initiated

learning, systematizing collected materials for utilization, not

only for oral presentation but also for information retrieval and responding

to questions.

GPH 630 Magnetotelluric Method (MT)
(3+0+0)3

Theoretical basis of magnetotelluric (MT) method. Apparent resistivity

and phase relationships in MT. Field experiments. Data processing and

modeling of MT data.

GPH 631 Advanced Geomagnetism
(3+0+0)3

Spherical harmonic analysis. External, crustal and internal geomagnetic

fields, representation of the internal field, secular variation, dipole and

non-dipole fields, westward drift. Introduction to dynamo theory.

GPH 633 Numerical Methods in Electromagnetics
(3+0+0)3

Finite element method (FEM) in electromagnetism. Ritz and Galerkin

methods. One, two and three dimensional finite element analyses, boundary

value problems.

GPH 640 Array Seismology (3+0+0)3

The term “Seismic array”, geometrical parameters, beam forming and

detection processing, array transfer function, slowness estimation using

seismic arrays, array design.

GPH 641 Physics of Earthquake Source II
(3+0+0)3

Moment tensor representation. Body wave modeling.

Surface wave modeling. Rectangular and circular fault models.

Rupture dynamics. Friction: Byerlee's Law, Coulomb failure, slip-weakening,

rate- and state-dependent friction. Nucleation, propogation and arrest of a

rupture. Crack growth model. Spatio-temporal seismicity patterns.

Characterization of fault zone structures, trapped waves.

GPH 642 Global Seismology
(3+0+0)3

Global distribution of seismic sources. Large scale structure of

the Earth. Crustal and upper mantle propagation. Mantle and

core phases. Receiver function. Global tomography. S-wave splitting

and upper mantle anisotropy. Free oscillations of the Earth. Surface

waves on spherical earth. Normal modes. Centroid moment tensor.

GPH 644 Inversion Methods in Geophysics
(3+0+0)3

Inverse of matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, singular value

decomposition, linear inverse problems, least squares solution of

the linear inverse problems, solving underdetermined and overdetermined

problems with constraints, generalized inverses, monte carlo methods,

genetic algorithms.

GPH 645 Numerical Methods in Seismology
(3+0+0)3

Developing computer algorithms for a variety of seismological problems.

Finite-difference and finite element methods for the solution of wave
equation.

Numerical solution of Lamp’s problem. Ray tracing techniques. Solution

of integral equations. Propagator matrices. Time-frequency analysis of
seismıc signals.

GPH 647 Wave Propagation II
(3+0+0)3

Equation of motion, elastic wave equation, reflection-transmission

coefficients, surface waves, Lamb’s problem, wave propagation in

layered media, numerical solutions of wave equation.

GPH 671 Statistical Methods in Geo-Hazard Assessment
(3+0+0)3