The course focuses on classical theories of quantitative seismology. Fundamental theorems of elastodynamics and Green’s functions. Asymptotic ray theory. The Eikonal equation. Generalized Snell’s law. WKBJ approximations. Source representation theory. Static and dynamic dislocation models of faulting. Seismic moment tensors, finite-source effects. Kinematics and dynamics modelling of seismic source. Normal mode formulation. Surface Love and Rayleigh waves. Variational principles of surface waves in heterogeneous media. Group and phase velocity dispersion curves. Haskell-Thompson propagator matrix. Scaling relations between source parameters, contributions to ground motion predictions.
* Course available depending on the number of interested students.