University of Calgary

GOPH 419 - Computational Methods for Geophysicists - Winter 2021

Topics in numerical analysis emphasizing geophysics applications. Topics will include error analysis, Taylor series, root finding algorithms, linear system solver algorithms, LU decomposition, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, numerical solution of ODEs, introduction to PDE solvers.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Mathematics 211; and Geophysics 351 or 355; and 3 units from Computer Science 217, 231, 235 or Data Science 211; and 3 units from Mathematics 331, 367 or 377.


  • Credit for Geophysics 419 and any of 619, 599.09 or 699.09 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2022.
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