This is the gateway page for the Math 20D MATLAB
assignments. This portion of Math 20D is an introduction to using
computer software
to solve ordinary differential equations. The labs will explore
not
only how to use the software but also some of the ideas behind the
underlying algorithms. The material will also give additonal
persepective and
add to topics covered in lecture.
There are three main packages for general purpose
scientific computation: Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB, known as the
3Ms. While this course focuses solely on MATLAB, all three
packages
are similiar and if you know one, you can usually pickup another one
within an hour or two. Many students enrolled in Math 20D will
use one
of these packages (or more specialized software of a similiar nature)
heavily in their major.
Basic information for using MATLAB on campus ACMS computers can be found on the What You Need To Know About MATLAB portion of 20D page, while due dates for homeworks can be found on the MATLAB Assignment Due Dates page. In general, though, each lab is selfcontained and can be completed without prior MATLAB experience, although some assignments depend on commands learned in previous assignments
Information
about the MATLAB Final Quiz
If you have any suggestions or comments about the lab assignments, we'd love to hear from you. Also, if you encounter any mistakes or broken links, let us know. Send an email to the Senior MATLAB TA.
Books:
Web Sites:
Faculty Coordinator: 
Professor Bill Helton 
Graduate Student Coordinator: 
Jay Cummings 






Previous Faculty Contributors: 
Professor Bunch Professor Driver Professor Eggers Professor Holst 
Previous Graduate Student
Contributors: 
Dan Hoff James Hall Liz Fenwick Derek Newland Håkan Nordgren Jacek Nowacki Sean Raleigh Timothy Swec Alon Regev 
Last modified:
06/27/2014