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A large scale example

A smaller scale example

Our computational environment: Matlab

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You can download and install Matlab on your personal computers

You can use Matlab in computer labs on campus

You can use Matlab Online, along with Matlab Drive (Matlab Drive can also be installed on your own computers, like a OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox application for syncing)

Let's not take a look at another case: imaging the Yellowstone Plume: Nelson and Grand 2018.

How does this "seismic tomography" work?

It turns out to be a big linear algebra problem - solving a large set of linear equations. Therefore we will learn some linear algebra concepts to see how this works on much smaller examples.

Motivating (small-scale) example: ...

Some chemical reactions (autocayltic) show an oscillatory behavior between their reactants. This process can happen in the earth sciences during mineral growthm, for example. This process is mathematically describe by a set of coupled ordinary differential equations.