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E-mail: dejan.vuckovic@rgf.bg.ac.rs

Fundamentals of Seismology

Course Description

Study program: Geophysics (IV semester -OAS), Geotechnics (IV semester -OAS)

Name of subject: Fundamentals of Seismology

Instructors: Dr Dejan Vučković

Status: Compulsory


Prerequisites: Mathematics 2, Physics 1, English Language 2

Course Objectives: The objective of the course is to acquire basic knowledge about earthquakes, ways of monitoring seismic activity, effects that are caused by earthquakes and ways of treating seismic risk on the environment.

Learning Outcomes: It provides the basis for understanding the measurements applied in the domain of seismology, the understanding of the consequences of the earthquake, as well as the correct application of procedures related to seismic activity.


Theory teaching
General assumptions about the spreading of seismic or acoustic waves, the occurrence of deformations and the scales of the intensity and magnitude of the earthquake. Introduction to seismological monitoring, teleseismics, microtremores and prediction of a seismic event.

Practical teaching
Presentations from theory of expansion of seismic and acoustic waves, elastic deformations, geometric parametrization of seismogenic zones. Independent student projects related to the propagation of elastic waves, seismic monitoring and acquisition of microtremor data. In the framework of the exercises, students are preparing for the seminar work.

Suggested Reading List

  1. Главатовић Б.,2002: Сеизмологија. Скрипта,Београд.
  2. Слимак Ш.,1996: Инжењерска геофизика.Рударско-геолошки факултет, Београд.

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
1 2 0 0

Conduct of the Course: General assumptions displayed through multimedia presentations and graphic models on computer and school board.

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Oral Exam 30
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 20
Practical Classes 20
Seminars 30

Additional Assessment Criteria -