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MATH 445: Mathematics and Applications with Matlab

Lecture: Tue, Thu 10:10-11:00am Kingsbury N343
Lab section 1: Tue, Thu 12:40–2:00pm Kingsbury N134
Lab section 2: Tue, Thu 02:10–3:30pm Hewitt 301
Lab section 3: Tue, Thu 03:40–5:00pm Hewitt 301
Instructor: John Gibson. Office hours: Tue 11-noon, Wed 2:10-3pm, Thu 11-noon, N309E Kingsbury Hall
Teaching Assistant: Cara Mack. Office hours: t.b.d

Prerequisite: Math 418 or equivalent.
Recommended Texts:

  • Matlab Primer, Mathworks, Inc.
  • Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists Brian D. Hahn, any edition.
  • Matlab: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, S. Attaway, any edition.

Additional References: Numerical Computing with Matlab, C. Moler; and Experiments with Matlab, C. Moler.
Download Matlab: UNH academic software (note: requires network license via UNH VPN)

Policies on grades, homeworks, labs, exams, etc.

Course outline and schedue

Readings are listed as sections in the Attaway textbook

lecture date topic reading
1 01/23 intro, arithmetic 1.1-1.4
2 01/25 vectors 2.1-2.3
3 01/30 scripts, plotting 3.1-3.2, 3.6
4 02/01 log-linear relations
5,6 02/06,08 matlab publish 2.4, 14.3
7,8 02/13,15 linear algebra and matrices 2.1, 2.4, 14.3
9,10 02/20,22 "for" loop, functions, fprintf 5.1, 3.3
11 02/27 exam 1 prep
12 03/01 exam 1
13, 14 03/06,08,10 hamster dynamics
15 03/10 Google Page Rank
16,17 03/20,22 nonlinear equations
18,19 03/27,29
20,21 04/03,05 3d graphics
21 04/10 inviscid flow past a cylinder
22 04/12 time stepping (numerical intregration of ODEs)
23,24 04/17,19 Game of Life
25,26 04/17 the plane pendulum
26,27 04/17,19 baseball dynamics

Labs

lab due topic
lab1 Tue 1/30 arithmetic expressions
lab2 Tue 2/05 vectors, sums, plots
lab3 Tue 2/12 log-linear relations
lab4 Tue 2/19 linear algebra: the truss
lab5 Tue 2/26 loops and functions
lab6 Tue 3/20 hamster dynamics / Google Page Rank
lab7 Thu 3/29 nonlinear equations, Newton's method
lab8 Thu 4/05 3d graphics
lab9 Thu 4/12 a gentle rain falls on Monte Sol
lab10 Thu 4/19 Game of Life
lab11 Thu 5/03 home run
exam date time location topics
midterm exam Thu 03/01 10:10-11:00am Kingsbury N343 topics sample exam 1 solutions
final exam Tue 05/15 8:00-10:00am Hamilton-Smith 140 final exam topics
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