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PHY2603H F
Inverse Theory

not offered this year!

Official description

Evolving from year to year, but addressing the problems of fitting physical models (both discreet and continuous) to data, and roughly comprising:

* What is inverse theory in physics and geophysics? When do data-consistent models even exist?
* Multivariate regression modelling of discrete models, Bayesian approaches, maximum likelihood estimation, with errors and
* hypothesis testing, both classical and resampling(e.g. bootstrap).
* Continuous models where spatial resolution is a meaningful concept (Backus-Gilbert theory).
* The Singular Value Decomposition approach to modelling.
* Answerable and unanswerable questions in modelling:
* Singular Value Decompositions, exotic norms such as L-1, L-infinity.
* Methods for non-linear modelling: e.g. Markov Chain Monte Carlo
(MCMC), simulated annealing, genetic algorithms.

Recommended: PHY308/408S & this course uses MATLAB as its programming language, and expects some knowledge on complex analysis.
                            Online notes will be made available as we cover the course material.
course title
PHY2603H F
specialized course
time and location
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 am - noon, MP 505