GPH 503 Mathematical Methods in Geophysics |
Description: The aim of this course is to teach the basic mathematics for Master's level earth science students with applications to earth sciences. The subjects covered include linear algebra, complex analysis and integral transforms.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate level linear algebra, and calculus.
Goal: The goal is to obtain the mathematical background necessary for geophysical studies and other geophysics classes. Successful students are expected to attend all the classes (except with medical report). Quizzes and homework will be assigned every week (except midterm week and holidays).
Homework assigments: Homework assignments will be given throughout the term. The assignments are supposed to be returned on time, in class. 10 points (out of 100) will be deducted from your homework for each day of late return after the assignment deadline. No homework will be accepted 2 days after the deadline. The lowest graded homework will be dropped (it will not be included in your grade).
Quizzes: Quizzes will be given in class. Quizzes may or may not be announced before. This will also be a way to measure the attendance. The lowest graded quiz will be dropped (it will not be included in your grade).
Collaboration: Collaboration is welcome and strongly encouraged for the homework assignments. It is not OK to copy answers from each other without putting some thought into it.