12.747 Modeling, Data Analysis, and Numerical Techniques for Geochemistry
Emphasizes the basic skills needed for handling and assimilating data as well as the basic tool-set for numerical modeling. Uses MATLAB as its computation engine; begins with an introduction to MATLAB to ensure familiarity with software. Topics include: probability distributions, error propagation, least squares and regression techniques, principle component and factor analysis, objective mapping, Fourier and spectral analysis, numerical solutions to ODEs and PDEs, finite difference techniques, inverse models, and scientific visualization.
This class has no prerequisites.
Lecture occurs 1:00 CL to 2:30 CL on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 271.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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