Laboratory on Reverse Time Migration
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This page first made public: Jul 31, 2007
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
1. Ray theory models of travel time curves for reflected waves in layered media and from point scatterers.
2. An introduction to the wave equation, which includes its derivation from first principles, analytical solutions for homogeneous media, and boundary conditions
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Description of the activity/assignment
Determining whether students have met the goals
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- Activity Description/Assignment (Microsoft Word 35kB Jul31 07)
- Student Handout with background reading and figures (Microsoft Word 622kB Jul31 07)