# 651-4096-00L Inverse Theory for Geophysics I: Basics

Semester | Spring Semester 2018 |

Lecturers | A. Fichtner |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

Abstract | This course provides an introduction to inversion theory. The focus is rather on the basic principles and applications than on rigorous mathematical proofs. Prerequisites for this course include (i) basic knowledge of analysis and linear algebra and (ii) knowledge of Matlab (required for the exercises). |

Objective | After this course the students should have a good grasp of geophysical inversion problems. In particular, they should be familiar with linear and non-linear inversion techniques. Most importantly, they should be aware of potential pitfalls and limitations of the methods. |

Content | During this course, the following topics are covered: - Introduction to geophysical inversion - Matrix inversion techniques - Linear inversion problems - Non-linear inversion problems - Probabilistic inversion approaches - Global optimizers Most of these modules are accompanied by exercises |

Lecture notes | Presentation slides and some background material will be provided. |

Prerequisites / Notice | This course is offered as a half-semester course during the first part of the semester |