As noted in the Introduction to the classic paper by Burridge and Knopoff (1964) (this issue), this paper played a critical role in the development of the theory of the earthquake source. Because the mathematical development presupposes a level of knowledge beyond that of the seismologist or seismology student not actively engaged in theoretical studies, I will discuss a number of basic results that will help understand the paper as well as to put it into a broader perspective. I hope this tutorial will entice those untheoretically oriented to read the Burridge and Knopoff paper, so that they...
Research Article|March 01, 2003
The Body Force Equivalent to an Earthquake: A Tutorial
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Josè Pujol; The Body Force Equivalent to an Earthquake: A Tutorial. Seismological Research Letters ; 74 (2): 163–168. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.74.2.163
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