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STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY: An Introduction to Geometrical Techniques

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Geology

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Equation 2.3b

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Python

3.0

# This code was written in Python 3

# The code calculates the true thickness of a horizontal layer outcropped on a slopped surface.

# Equation 2.3.b in Ragan (2009): t = w sin(σ), where δ = 0◦ .

# t: True thickness of the layer
# w: Width of the layer outcropped
# s: Slope angle of the surface (in degrees)
# d: Dip angle of the layer (in degrees)

# Sample of arrays of input data:
# w = [1, 1, 1, 1]
# s = [10, 30, 40, 50]

# Importing the module math
import math
# Importing the numpy package
import numpy as np

# The function thickness calculates the true thickness of the layer
def thickness(w, s):
return w * math.sin(math.radians(s))

# The following two lines request users to enter w and s as arrays
w = input('Enter w values as an array: ')
s = input('Enter s values as an array: ')

# The following two lines convert input values to array
w = np.array(eval(w))
s = np.array(eval(s))

# Iterating the function thickness for each value of input data
for i in range(0, len(w), 1):
print(thickness(w[i], s[i]))

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