**Laboratory for Geodynamics **

##### Department of Earth Sciences | University of Oxford

### Theoretical Dynamics of the Fluid Earth

# Teaching

### Introduction to coupled magma/mantle dynamics

Lecture notes originally written for the 2011 Advanced School on Scaling Laws in Geophysics: Mechanical and Thermal Processes in Geodynamics, Abdus Salam Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste.

### Introduction to physical thermodynamics

Lecture notes from an undergraduate course (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford.

### Mathematical problem solving for Earth sciences

Lecture notes on introductory time-series, Fourier analysis, and the diffusion equation from an undergraduate course (Second Year Mathematics) in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford.

### Geodynamics

Lecture notes on Geodynamics (radial structure, gravity, rotation, fluid mechanics, convection) — part of an undergraduate course for third-year students in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford.

### The shape of the Earth

Lecture notes on how rotation and gravitation balance to determine the shape of the Earth. Notes from a lecture delivered to 2nd and 3rd-year Oxford students in the Department of Physics.