Winter 2010 – Kyle Stern
- Instructor: Kyle Stern
Phone: (410) 455-3174 (emergencies only)
Office Hours: MoTuTh 3:30pm-4:30pm or by appointment
Instructor Web Page: www.math.umbc.edu/~kstern1
- Time and location of classes: MWF 6:00pm-9:10pm at ENGR122
- Course Web Page: http://www.math.umbc.edu/~kstern1/courses/math426w10.html
- Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in Math 152, Math 221, CMSC 201, or instructor approval.
- Recommended Textbook: Desmond J. Higham and Nicholas J. Higham, Matlab Guide, second edition, SIAM, 2005.
- Grading policy: Your grade in this course will be based on your performance in the computational/programming assignments which you will be doing in this course. You will do eight assignments, from which the best seven will be counted. There may be extra credit opportunities.
Letter grades for the course will be decided using the following:
Score above 90% 80% 65% 50% otherwise Letter grade A B C D F
Please note that the syllabus is subject to change by announcement.
Upon completion of this class you should
- be able to use Matlab’s extensive linear algebra capabilities,
- be able to program in Matlab efficiently,
- be aware of the flexible file I/O capabilities provided in Matlab,
- know how to utilize the extensive 2D and 3D graphics capabilities in Matlab,
- know how to use Matlab specific programming features such as logical subscripting and vectorization,
- be aware of the great number of built-in numerical methods in Matlab,
- be able to produce presentable Matlab output.
List of the Topics Covered
This is a 3-week, 2-credit course. The first half of each class will be used to present new material. The second half of class will be for working on the assignments, with the ability to ask the instructor for help.
|1||M||01/04/2010||A Tutorial Introduction to Matlab||1, 2, 3|
|2||W||01/06/2010||Matrix Algebra in Matlab||4, 5|
|3||F||01/08/2010||An Introduction to Matlab Programming||6, 7|
|4||M||01/11/2010||Matlab Programming: Input and Output||13|
|5||W||01/13/2010||Intermediate Matlab Programming||10|
|6||F||01/15/2010||3D Graphics in Matlab||8|
|M||01/18/2010||Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no class)|
|7||W||01/20/2010||Effective Programming and Data Types in Matlab|
|8||F||01/22/2010||Numerical Methods in Matlab||11, 12|
|M||01/25/2010||Make-up Lecture (if necessary)||—|
UMBC Academic Integrity Policy
By enrolling in this course, each student assumes the responsibilities of an active participant in UMBC’s scholarly community in which everyone’s academic work and behavior are held to the highest standards of honesty. Cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and helping others to commit these acts are all forms of academic dishonesty, and they are wrong. Academic misconduct could result in disciplinary action that may include, but is not limited to, suspension or dismissal. To read the full Student Academic Conduct Policy, consult the UMBC Student Handbook, the Faculty Handbook, the UMBC Integrity webpagewww.umbc.edu/integrity, or the Graduate School website www.umbc.edu/gradschool.
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