This is the gateway page for the Math 20D MATLAB
assignments. This portion of Math 20D is an introduction to using
to solve ordinary differential equations. The labs will explore
only how to use the software but also some of the ideas behind the
underlying algorithms. The material will also give additonal
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
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
of these packages (or more specialized software of a similiar nature)
heavily in their major.
Basic information about the MATLAB assignments and using MATLAB on campus ACS 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 self-contained and can be completed without prior MATLAB experience, although some assignments depend on commands learned in previous assignments
There are no limitations on when you may use the computer lab in AP&M B432 and how much time you may spend on a MATLAB assignment. Just make sure to submit homework by its due date and time.
Note: Make sure to use MATLAB 2012a! The later versions (2012b, 2013) are slightly different.
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 e-mail to the Senior MATLAB TA.
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