PIC

Instructor:

Lisa Tauxe, 300E Ritter Hall, 858-534-6084

ltauxe@ucsd.edu, http://scrippsscholars.ucsd.edu/ltauxe

How to take this class:

Attend each lecture listed below either live in class or online, or listen to the recording online (if available). Lectures will be W/F at 2:00-3:20 pm PDT in the Sea Cave of the Eckart Building.

Do the required reading in the textbook, Essentials of Paleomagnetism. Don’t just skim the reading for clues to answer the homework - read the entire assigned part with concentration.

Work the assigned problems and e-mail a zip file with the jupyter notebook and all necessary datafiles in it to ltauxe@ucsd.edu. Problems are due the first lecture of the week after they are assigned (on Wednesday!) - but don’t procrastinate! The purpose of these assignments is to allow you to work through the lecture and reading material in an active way. You may consult with your fellow students, but the work you turn in must be your own. Do not just copy or modify answers from others, including handouts from previous classes - that is not what this class is about and will be considered cheating. Students suspected of cheating will be reported to the Academic Integrity Office.

In addition to the homework assignments (40%), there will be a field and lab project (30%) and final project or your choice (30%). The mandatory but totally fun field trip will take place on April, 16.

The most up-to-date information for this class will be at:

http://magician.ucsd.edu/~ltauxe/sio247.

NOTE: In order to download the notebook template files you must right click on the mouse and ’download linked file’. Move it to your homework directory with the termination ’.ipynb’ (NOT .txt). Then you can open the file using jupyter notebook as described in Lecture 1.

Schedule - dates subject to change





Date Topic Reading/Assignment Lecture Notes Solutions
Solutions





Mar. 30Class overview PmagPy Cookbook, Lecture01.pdf
Chaps. 1, 4 & 8 HW_1 template
Install software,
find command line
create jupyter notebook





Apr 1 Python Crash Course PmagPy Cookbook Lecture02.pdf
Chaps 7 HW_2 template





Apr. 6 Physics of Magnetism Essentials Chap. 1 Lecture03.pdf
Problems 1.1, 1.2 &1.4 HW_3 templateHW 3





Apr. 8 The Geomagnetic Field Essentials Chap. 2 Lecture04.pdf
Problems 2.1 & 2.2 HW_4 templateHW 4





Apr. 13Magnetism at the Atomic Level Essentials Chap. 3 Lecture05.pdf
Problems 2.3 & 3.1 HW_5 templateHW 5





Apr. 15Magnetic energy, domains, &hysteresisEssentials Chaps. 4 & 5Lecture06.pdf
Problems 4.2 & 5.2 HW_6 templateHW 6





Apr. 16Special Saturday Field Trip Meet in Sverdrup Lot
at 7am





Apr. 20Natural Remanences Essentials Chap. 7 Lecture07.pdf
Problems 7.2 & 7.4 HW_7 template





Apr 22 Getting a magnetic vector Essentials Chap. 9 Lecture08.pdf
Problems 9.1 & 9.6





Apr 27 Meet in lab Prepare specimens
from field trip





Apr 29 Meet in lab Measuring specimens
and schedule lab time





May 4 Paleomagnetic data analysis Essentials Chap. 11 Lecture09.pdf
Fisher statistics Problem 11.1





May 6 Magnetic Mineralogy Essentials Chap. 6 Lecture10.pdf
Problems 6.1, 6.2 & 7.1





May 11 Applied Rock Magnetism Essentials Chap. 8 Lecture11.pdf
Problems 8.1 & 8.3





May 13 Monte Carlo simulation Essentials Chap. 12 Lecture12.pdf
and bootstrapping in paleomagnetism Problem 12.3





May 18 Anisotropy in paleomagnetism Essentials Chap. 13 Lecture13.pdf
Problem 13.3
& 2pg project proposal





May 20 Paleointensity Essentials Chap. 10 Lecture14.pdf
Problem 10.1





May 25 The ancient geomagnetic field Essentials Chap. 14 Lecture15.pdf
Paleosecular variation, Reversals Problems 15.1 & 15.2
and Excursions





May 27 The Geomagnetic polarity time scale Essentials Chap. 15 Lecture16.pdf
Magnetostratigraphy Problem 16.5





June 1 Poles and apparent polar wander Essentials Chap. 16 Lecture17.pdf
Plate tectonic reconstructions Problem 16.5





June 3 Student presentations
15 min. ppt on final project