Math 241 MATLAB Materials

Fall 2011

(Dr. Rosenberg)

For convenience: The official guide to getting started with MATLAB
Best not to try to read this all at once, but to come back to it when needed
Week of August 31 - September 2 0. Introduction to MATLAB
Week of September 5 - September 9
(Monday is Labor Day.)
1. Calculus with MATLAB
Week of September 12 - September 16 2. Lines, Planes, and MATLAB
Week of September 19 - September 23 3. Curves
Week of September 26 - September 30 4. Multivariate Functions and Surfaces
Week of October 10 - October 14 5. Gradients and Directional Derivatives
Week of October 17 - October 21 6. Optimization
Critical points (a mupad notebook) and PDF version
Week of October 24 - October 28 7. Lagrange Multipliers
Week of October 31 - November 4 8. Double Integrals
Week of November 7 - November 11 9. Triple Integrals
Week of November 14 - November 18 10. Change of Variables in Multiple Integrals
Week of November 21 - November 25
(Th/F is Thanksgiving Break.)
11. Surface Integrals
Week of November 28 - December 2 12. Line Integrals and Potentials
Week of December 5 - December 9 13. Line Integrals and Stokes' Theorem

Important Note:

You will want to look at each lesson after it is covered in class, and perhaps once before as well. Try out some of the commands in MATLAB yourself as you go along. The function M-files needed in some places (which are short ascii files) can be downloaded here on a one-by-one basis or here as a single zip-archive.

Acknowledgment and Disclaimer.

These MATLAB materials are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants Nos. DMS-0103647, DMS-0504212, and DMS-0805003. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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