Math 426 - Introduction to Mathematical Software Packages: Matlab
Spring 2002 - Matthias K. Gobbert
Section 0101 - Schedule Number 3437
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office hours: TTh 04:00-05:00 or by appointment
- Lectures: Th 11:00-12:45, ECS 104 (PC instructional computer lab)
Note: The day of week has been changed to Thursday
(contrary to the printed schedule of classes)!
- Prerequisites: Math 152, Math 221, CMSC 201, or instructor approval.
Desmond J. Higham and Nicholas J. Higham,
Matlab Guide, SIAM, 2000.
Webpage of the book
including list of errors.
A copy of the textbook is on reserve in the library.
- Grading policy:
The homework is weighted so heavily, because it includes the
computer assignments that are vital to understanding the course material.
See the general policies and procedures for more information.
|| Midterm Exam
|| Final Exam
Matlab is a professional software package designed to implement mathematical
ideas on a high level using the language of linear algebra.
It is widely used in industrial companies, government
agencies, and educational institutions for rapid prototyping and teaching.
Its main popularity roots in its intuitive interactive interface combined
with reliable numerical algorithms and professional graphics capabilities.
We will start by introducing the basic data structures and functionality
Then we will work our way up to programming structures and discuss how
to write efficient Matlab functions. The second half of the course covers
on Matlab's extensive two- and three-dimensional graphics capabilities.
Additionally, we will discuss selected features from the Symbolic Math Toolbox
and the IEEE standard for floating-point numbers, if time permits.
The class meetings will typically consist of a combination of lecture and
supervised lab work. The goal of this course is to make you proficient in
your use of Matlab, and active participation in all aspects of the course
is vital to learning the material.
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