University of Calgary

GOPH 419 - Computational Methods for Geophysicists - Winter 2020

Topics in numerical analysis emphasizing geophysics applications. Topics will include error analysis, Taylor series, root finding algorithms, linear system solver algorithms, LU decomposition, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, numerical solution of ODEs, introduction to PDE solvers.
This course may not be repeated for credit.

Hours

  • H(3-3)

Prerequisite(s)

  • Geophysics 351 or 355; Computer Science 217 or 231 or 235 or Data Science 211; Mathematics 211 and 331.

Antirequisite(s)

  • Credit for Geophysics 419 and any of 619, 599.09 or 699.09 will not be allowed.
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