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Of Foundations of Seismology

Presenting mathematical, physical and philosophical topics clearly

Research | Books at Memorial

This remarkable collaboration between a mathematical physicist and a science philosopher concerns foundational and conceptual issues in seismology.

Dr. Michael Slawinski, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Memorial University, and Dr. James Robert Brown, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, respectively, aim to present mathematical, physical and philosophical topics in a clear and concise manner.

Care and precision

The scholars provide an extensive philosophical discussion of the methods of science and show how seismology fits in. They explain with care and precision the basic structure of seismology, which is built on classical continuum mechanics.

Not only do the authors explain how various models work in seismology, they also include an extensive discussion of the nature of models and idealizations.

Of Foundations of Seismology is published by World Scientific Publishing.

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