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Course content

  • 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.

Learning outcome

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

Admission

Students at UiO must apply for courses in StudentWeb.

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.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with INF-GEO3310 - Imaging (discontinued)

Teaching

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:
http://www.ifi.uio.no/studier/skjemaer/oblig-retningslinjer_eng.pdf

Submission requirement for mandatory assignments:
http://www.ifi.uio.no/studier/skjemaer/declaration.pdf

Examination

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 hånd-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.

Grading scale

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.

Course auditor: Luren Yang

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

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.

Other

Note that the first lecture is mandatory.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on demand)