Best Reference Books – Geophysical Field Theory

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Geophysical Field Theory subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Geophysical Field Theory along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Geophysical Field Theory subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Geophysical Field Theory" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Principles of the Gravitational Method: 41 (Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics)” by Alex A Kaufman and Richard O Hansen

“Principles of the Gravitational Method: 41 (Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics)” Book Review: This book describes the main principles of the gravitational methods used in geochemistry and geophysics. topics included are introduction to the theory of gravity, applications in exploration and geodesy, gravity instrumentation, the theory of underline instruments. Other topics included forward modelling, inversion and emphasizing on fundamental principles. All the gravitational methods are described in detail with proper examples and equations. This book is useful for geochemistry and geophysics students.

2. “Geophysical Field Theory and Method: Electromagnetic Fields Pt.C (International Geophysics)” by Alex A Kaufman

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“Geophysical Field Theory and Method: Electromagnetic Fields Pt.C (International Geophysics)” Book Review: This book discusses the theory of the electromagnetic field. Main topics included are the foundation of electromagnetic methods, exploration of geophysics by using electromagnetic methods, and the study of deep layers of earth. Colourful images and data tables are provided to explain these topics easily. Exploration geophysicist and graduate level geophysics students can refer to this book.

3. “Field Methods for Geologists and Hydrogeologists” by Fakhry A Assaad and James W LaMoreaux

“Field Methods for Geologists and Hydrogeologists” Book Review: This book describes the field methods which can be used by geologists and hydrogeologists. Topics included are geology of indurated rocks, topographic and surface geologic Maps, Surface geophysical exploration methods. Other chapters mentioned are characteristics of sedimentary rocks, drilling and testing, geophysical well logging methods and interpretations. contributions and glossaries are added at the start of the book. Data tables and colourful images with proper labelling are added to make the concepts clear. This book is useful for geology and geography students.

4. “Electromagnetic Wave Propagation, Radiation, and Scattering: From Fundamentals to Applications (IEEE Press Series on Electromagnetic Wave Theory)” by Akira Ishimaru

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“Electromagnetic Wave Propagation, Radiation, and Scattering: From Fundamentals to Applications (IEEE Press Series on Electromagnetic Wave Theory)” Book Review: This book discusses the methods used in electromagnetic wave propagation and scattering. Main topics included are Fundamentals of electromagnetic wave propagation, radiation, scattering, up to date applications of electromagnetic waves. Other topics included radiometry, geophysical remote sensing and imaging, biomedical and signal processing applications. Plenty of end of chapter problems are added in this book for student’s practice. It also includes a 90-page solution manual to help students get the correct answers with proper explanation. This book is beneficial for engineers and scientists working in the field of geophysical remote sensing and biomedical engineering.

5. “Theory and Practice of Geophysical Data Inversion” by Andreas Vogel

“Theory and Practice of Geophysical Data Inversion” Book Review: This book includes recent developments in geophysical data inversion. topics such as music mathematics and general theory, gravity and magnetics, geo electrics and electromagnetics Are discussed. Other topics mentioned seismic, geothermic, joint inversion of geophysical data. Various scientists and researchers have contributed in writing chapters of this book. All the techniques and theorems are provided with proper equation proofs. This book is suitable for geophysics students.

6. “Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part C: Electromagnetic Fields II” by Alexander A Kaufman

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“Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part C: Electromagnetic Fields II” Book Review: This book mentions the theory of electromagnetic fields in the conducting medium. Topics discussed are the quasi-stationary Field in horizontally layered medium, the behaviour of field in a medium with cylindrical interfaces. Other topics mentioned our field of induced current in the presence of a confined conductor, behaviour of the electromagnetic field. A list of symbols is added at the start of the book for students. All the theorems are explained with proper explanations. Students studying geophysics can refer to this book.

7. “Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part B: Electromagnetic Fields I” by Alexander A Kaufman

“Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part B: Electromagnetic Fields I” Book Review: This book describes the basic concepts of electromagnetic fields in a conducting medium. Main topics included are the electromagnetic field, the magnetic dipole in a uniform medium. Plenty of references and international geophysics series Is also added at the end of the book. proper line drawings and figures are provided to explain the topics easily. This book is beneficial for geophysics students.

8. “Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part A: Gravitational, Electric, and Magnetic Fields” by Alexander A Kaufman

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“Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part A: Gravitational, Electric, and Magnetic Fields” Book Review: This book covers the mathematical principles of geophysical methods. Main topics mentioned are physical principles of geophysical methods, physical loss of field behaviour and their applications, influence of a medium and distribution of field generators. Other topics included are systems of field equations and their necessity when some of the field generators are unknown, the formulation of boundary value problems and their importance, auxiliary fields and their roles in field theory. All the problems are described in detail with proper solutions. These methods are used for oil and mineral prospecting, solving groundwater and engineering problems. This book is suitable for geophysics students.

9. “The Magnetic Universe: Geophysical and Astrophysical Dynamo Theory” by Günther Rüdiger and Rainer Hollerbach

“The Magnetic Universe: Geophysical and Astrophysical Dynamo Theory” Book Review: This book presents the phenomena and Dynamo theory of the magnetic universe. Main topics included are earth and planets, differential rotational theory, stellar Dynamo, the Magneto rotational instability. Other topics mentioned are the galactic Dynamo, neutron star magnetism, the magnetic Taylor-couette flow. Equations with their respective proofs are provided in this book. Graphs and line drawings are provided to explain the text easily. students studying your physics can refer to this book.

10. “Applied Seismic Anisotropy: Theory, Background, and Field Studies (Geophysics Reprint Series)” by Colin Macbeth and Heloise B Lynn

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“Applied Seismic Anisotropy: Theory, Background, and Field Studies (Geophysics Reprint Series)” Book Review: This book covers the major building blocks with 60 selected contributions from the last 20 years about seismic anisotropy. Topics included are fundamental articles on cracks, fractures, fine layering, shales and stress. Other topics mentioned are shear wave and P wave measurements at the laboratory scale, vertical seismic profiles, Crossville seismic, specially designed multicomponent land designs. Future directions through articles on dipole logging and converted shear waves are discussed. All the articles provided in this book are discussed in detail with proper graphs and images. students studying geophysics, researchers and scientists can refer to this book.

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