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Geosciences (GEOSC)

GEOSC 444 Matlab Applications for Geoscience (2) An introduction to Matlab: m-file development, descriptive statistics, bootstrapping, Fourier transforms, regression, interpolation, least-squares, differentiation, integration, differential equations, signal analysis, graphics.

GEOSC 444 Matlab Application for Geoscience (2)

The goal of this class is that students become familiar with Matlab so that they can conduct scientific research without needing to manipulate spreadsheets or other non-mathematically based software. The course is geared towards, beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students with little or no previous Matlab experience, and examples are focused on applications in the science and engineering with a focus on the geosciences, including problems from groundwater hydrology, tectonics, geochemistry, rock physics, and climate change. Some basic concepts about vectors and matrices will be helpful, but are not required.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: MATH 110 orMATH 140

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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