541-0206/06 – Geophysics (GF)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Mgr. Martin Kašing, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Aleš Poláček, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2006/2007Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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POL06 Ing. Aleš Poláček, CSc.
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Full-time Credit and Examination 3+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Manage the summary of the subject by annotation. Learn to applicate the basic geophysical metods in geological practise.

Teaching methods



The subject gives the main brief characterization of geophysical methods. In every method group or every method it gives the characterization of measured physical field, equipments, methodics of measurements and data processing , the anomaly kinds a their interpretations. The object also talks about examples of geophysical methods utilization.

Compulsory literature:

REEVES, C.; Aeromagnetic Surveys - Principles, Practice & Interpretation. Earthworks, Published by Getech, Leeds, 2006, 155p. MCCANN, D. M.; Modern geophysics in engineering geology. London : Geological Society, 1997. Internet Resource, Computer File, 1997, 287p. MILSOM, J.; Field Geophysics, Published by John Wiley&Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester,West Sussex PO19 8SQ, England, 2003, 321p. BURGER, R. H.; Exploration Geophysics of the Shallow Subsurface Har/Dskt Edition, ISBN-13: 007-6092031697, ISBN-10: 0132967731, 1992, 252p.

Recommended literature:

GADALLAH, M. R.; Exploration Geophysics 2009th Edition , Springer, ISBN-13: 978-3540851592, 2009, 315p. KEAREY, P. and BROOKS M.; An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration (Paperback) Blackwell Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-0632049295, ISBN-10: 0632049294, 2002, 267 p. ROBINSON, E. S. and CORUH C.; Basic Exploration Geophysics (Hardcover). John Wiley and Sons, 1988, 556 p. PARASNIS, D.S.; Principles of Applied Geophysics (Fifth Edition), Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 2004, 19 (2)

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Background of geophysics. Position of geophysics in Earth sciences 2.Fundamental of Earth-physics – physical fields of Earth 3.Physical properties of rock 4.Principles of basic geophysical methods used in geology 5.The basic axioms in gravimetric 6.The basic axioms in magnetic 7.The basic axioms in electrical 8.The basic axioms in seismic 9.The basic axioms in radioactivity 10.The basic axioms in thermic methods 11.The basic axioms in well logging 12.In every groups of methods and in every method characterization of measurement field, devices, measurement methodic and processing of data.

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Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51 3
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33 (33) 0 3
                Other task type Other task type 33  0 3
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 0 3
                Oral Oral examination 67  0 3
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