Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

, Volume 141, Issue 1, pp 1427–1442 | Cite as

Field Theory Approach to the Dynamics of a Continuous Medium: A Perturbation Theory

  • V. P. Pavlov


We propose a perturbation theory that allows solving the equations of motion for the displacement vector in the body of the Earth in the framework of the linear theory of elasticity. We show that tectonic processes are primarily determined by tidal actions. We analyze the tidal effects in the Earth–Moon–Sun system.

perturbation theory deformations stresses tidal effects tectonics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Pavlov
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  1. 1.Steklov Mathematical InstituteMoscowRussia

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