EAS 5840

EAS 5840

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An exploration of solution methods for inverse problems with examples taken from geophysics and related fields, with particular attention to making inferences from inaccurate, incomplete, or inconsistent physical data. Applications include medical and seismic tomography, earthquake location, image processing, and radio/radar imaging. Linear algebra (including condition numbers) and probability and statistics (including error analysis, Bayes theorem, Gibbs distribution, and Markov chains) are reviewed. Methods covered include nonlinear least-squares, maximum likelihood methods, and local and global optimization methods, including simulated annealing and genetic algorithms.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MATH 2940.

Comments Students enrolled in EASĀ 5840 are required to complete and present a substantial class project to be negotiated with the instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: EAS 4840

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19137 EAS 5840   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person