
GEOL 2300: Mathematical and Computational Earth SciencesFor graduate students interested in quantitative study of the Earth in geological, physical, or engineering sciences. Mathematical topics to be introduced include tensor analysis, asymptotic and per turbation analysis of differential equations, numerical integration of differential equations, basis functions and pattern recognition, fractals and multifractals, and statistics. Applications will vary by offering, but examples include: statistics of turbulence and earthquakes, advectionreactiondiffusion systems, boundary layers, development of shocks and singularities, climate change, carbon sensitivity, and dimensional reduction of geophysical data. Intensive review of introductory mathematical methods through leading discussions in a lower level class. Earth, fluid, or solid science background recommended. You can access the syllabus, class calendar, notes, and reading 
Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays 45:20 in GeoChem 150. All assignments due by classtime on day noted. Baylor's office hours are Mondays 1:302:30 and Thursdays 2:003:00 or by appointment (just check my availability and request a time). The calendar of lectures with slides and links is below. It is also available as a public subscription iCalendar called "GEOL2300: Mathematical and Computational Earth Sciences" at http://bit.ly/1M9otNu. Be sure to click on the HW & Reading where you can check under "Description" and mabye also "more details" for assignment and reading links.