# Mathematics in geology [Libro electrónico] / John Ferguson

##### Por: Ferguson , John [autor/a].

Tipo de material: Libro en línea Editor: London: Springer-Verlag, c1988Descripción: x, 299 páginas : diagrs., gráf., ilustraciones ; centímetros.ISBN: 940154011X; 9789401540117; 9789401540094 (Online).Nota de acceso: Disponible para usuarios de ECOSUR con su clave de acceso Nota de bibliografía: Incluye bibliografía: páginas 285-288 e índice: páginas 91-299 Número de sistema: 57284Resumen:Tipo de ítem | Biblioteca actual | Colección | Signatura | Estado | Fecha de vencimiento | Código de barras |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Libros | Biblioteca Electrónica Recursos en línea (RE) | Acervo General | Recurso digital | ECO400572849748 |

Incluye bibliografía: páginas 285-288 e índice: páginas 91-299

Disponible para usuarios de ECOSUR con su clave de acceso

1. 1 Solution of geological problems-are mathematical methods necessary? A question which is often asked is whether it is necessary for geologists to know and to use mathematics in the practise of their science. There is no simple answer to this question, and it is true that many geologists have had successful careers without ever needing to get involved in anything other than simple mathematics, and all the indications are that this is likely to continue into the future. However, in many branches of the subject the trend has been towards using a numerical approach for the solution of suitable problems. The extent to which this occurs depends on the nature of the area being studied; thus, in structural geology, which is con cerned in its simplest aspects with the geometrical relationships between various features, there are many problems which are easily solved. More recently the use of analytical methods has allowed the solution of more-difficult problems. In another area, geochemistry, two things have happened. On the theoretical side there has been a greater integration with physical chemistry, which itself is a highly mathematical subject; and on the practical side there is the need to analyse and interpret the vast quantities of data which modem instrumentation produces. Within geology the application of numerical methods has been given various names, so we have numerical geology, geo mathematics, geostatistics and geosimulation." eng

Disponible en línea

Disponible en formato PDF

Subscripción a ELSEVIER 26 de diciembre del 2013