Tidbits of Information

From Parker, R. L., Geophysical Inverse Theory, 1994

From Strang, G., Introduction to Applied Mathematics, 1986

Using non-linear optimization

A good reference is Sen and Stoffa's book Global Optimization Methods in Geophysical Inversion, 1985.

A Difference Between Engineering and Science

From the May 2, 2006 New York Times article about Henry Petroski of Duke University (page D3):

"For Dr. Petroski, acceptance of uncertainty and possible failure - he calls it "coping with the imponderable" - is what separates the "given world" of the scientist from the "built world" of the engineer." My father commmented that "the enineer is constantly worried about failure in his world and work, whereas the scientist's world never fails, although his work might."

Last updated on December 22, 2006 by William P. Clement.