Mirko van der Baan, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

PHYS 124 - Particles and Waves

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Algebra-based course primarily for students in life, environmental, and medical sciences. It guides the student through two distinct types of motion: motion of matter (particles) and wave motion. Vectors, forces, bodies in equilibrium, review of kinematics and basic dynamics; conservation of momentum and energy; circular motion; vibrations; elastic waves in matter; sound; wave optics; black body radiation, photons, de Broglie waves. Examples relevant in environmental, life, and medical sciences will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Physics 20 or equivalent, Mathematics 30-1. Physics 30 is strongly recommended. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of PHYS 124, 144, EN PH 131 or SCI 100. Note: To proceed to PHYS 146 after taking PHYS 124, it is strongly recommended that a minimum grade of B- be achieved in PHYS 124.

LECTURE A02 (44662)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
TH 14:00 - 15:20 (ETLC E1-001)


IPG 512 - Seismic Interpretation

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This introduction to seismic interpretation will cover the following topics: Overview of reflection seismology; limits to seismic reflection profiling; pitfalls in seismic interpretation; petroleum systems; seismic-to-well ties and seismic phase; structural and stratigraphic interpretation; carbonate reefs and salt; direct hydrocarbon indicators and impedance inversions; amplitude variations with offset; and use of seismic attributes to assist geologic interpretations. [Faculty of Science]

LECTURE A2 (58133)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
MF 14:30 - 15:50 (T 2-87)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

GEOPH 438 - Seismic Data Processing

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-6)

A variety of seismic and ground penetrating radar data sets are obtained by the student during field school; these data are corrected, enhanced, and imaged in a computer workstation laboratory, leading to a final geologic interpretation. Results obtained by the student will be presented in the format of a series of professional technical reports. Prerequisites: MATH 209, 214, or equivalent, GEOPH 326, PHYS 234 or equivalent. Pre- or corequisite: GEOPH 426 and 436 (field school).

LAB B01 (72254)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
M 14:00 - 17:50 (CCIS L1-207)


GEOPH 538 - Seismic Data Processing

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-6)

A variety of seismic and ground penetrating radar data sets are obtained during field school; these data are corrected, enhanced, and imaged in a computer workstation laboratory, leading to a final geologic interpretation. Results obtained by the student will be presented in the format of a series of professional technical reports. Note: This course cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been given for GEOPH 438.

LAB B01 (60460)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
M 14:00 - 17:50 (CCIS L1-207)