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Computer-Aided Analysis For Geosciences

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Lawrence W. Braile
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http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/

Purdue University
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University with graduate programs, including doctoral programs
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Summary

Applications of statistical, numerical and mathematical methods useful for Geosciences; Matlab programming.

Course URL: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/eas309/eas309.htm
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Computer Modeling, Mathematics
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi
Special Interest: Complex Systems, Quantitative:Quantitative Skills
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)
Course Type: Upper Level
Course Size:

15-30

Course Context:

Upper division, Earth and Atmospheric science majors.

Course Goals:

Students should be able to apply statistcal and numerical techniques to real Geoscience data using Matlab codes.


How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

Computer based lab assignments help students build their skills with programming and statistical and numerical methods.

Skills Goals

Quantitative abilities
Computer applications


How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

Lecture topics are directly connected to lab assignments and aim to progressively improve students' computer and quantitative abilities. Lab reports and two exams provide assessment.

Attitudinal Goals

Building students' confidence in programming, computer applications and statistical and numerical methods.


How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

Lectures include examples similar to lab assignments. Specific codes and applications are illustrated and analyzed in class.

Assessment

Lab reports and two exams provide assessment. Accuarcy of results and quality of report should improve through semester. Midterm and final exams involve critical thinking and problem solving.

Syllabus:

Syllabus (Acrobat (PDF) 12kB Jun19 07)

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