INF-GEO4310 - Imaging
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
- Since time immemorial man has done imaging using his senses. Modern technology now gives us new opportunities for imaging.
Examples are the human body, the surface of the earth, the sea floor, or oil reservoirs under the sea floor. Imaging is the science of creating images in different media and with different methods.
- This course uses simple laboratory exercises and problem solving to introduce various imaging methods. The emphasis is on explaining basic principles.
- In addition the course will survey the similarities between methods, and show how simple physical principles are used to create various forms of images.
The objective is to give an introduction to imaging:
Get a cross-disciplinary understanding of imaging.
Know the various physical principles for imaging and how they are used in various applications.
Get a practical introduction to imaging through laboratory exercises
Examples of applications that will be covered are:
- optical imaging (sight, binoculars, telescope, earth observation satellites),
- imaging in medicine with computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound
- imaging of the sea floor and fish using sonar
seismology for mapping of earth quakes
- mapping of oil reservoirs with seismics
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International applicants, if you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
The examination in this course is not available for external candidates. Only students admitted to the course may sit for the examination.
Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with INF-GEO3310 - Imaging (discontinued)
3 hours of lectures and maximum 3 hours of group work each week. This course contains mandatory assignments which must be completed and approved.
Rules for mandatory assignments:
Submission requirement for mandatory assignments:
A three hour written or oral exam. All mandatory assignments must be approved prior to the exam.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
It is allowed to use an approved calculator and one hand-written page of text.
Language of examination
You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Re-scheduled exams are offered at the beginning of the next semester for students who:
- can document a valid reason for absence from the regular exam (e.g. illness before or during the exam)
- withdraw during the exam
- do not successfully complete the exam during the previous semester.
Read more about re-scheduled exams.
Special examination arrangements
If you have a disability or a health problem that entails significant inconvenience in an examination situation, you may be considered for special examination arrangements. Mothers who are breastfeeding may apply for extra time to complete the exam.
Note that the first lecture is mandatory.