Introduction to MATLAB


Announcements

01/17/10   Due to the labs on campus not having version 2009 of Matlab we are removing problem 7 from Project 2. Do not submit this problem.

01/21/10   Homework 4 has been graded. Point values were #1 (4) #2 (3) #3 (3) #4 (5) #5 (10) #6 (5) #7 (10) #8 (10). The following code was run to test your code and functions:
  clear
  homework4
  homework41(0)
  homework41(5)
  homework42(2)
  homework42([2,3,-7,5])
  homework43(2,0.5,0)
  homework43(-0.5,3,pi/2)

01/17/10   Good news: We are extending the deadling for Project #1 by 24 hours. The due date for the project will now be Monday 1/18 at 11:59PM.

01/17/10   An update was made to the tutorial on "Function M-files Part 1" to add some more examples. If function m-files are confusing you please read the "General Idea" section.

01/17/10   An update was made to the tutorial on "Solving Differential Equations" to address DEs containing variables. This is important for the pr14.m function m-file.

01/14/10   Homework #3 has been graded and sample solutions have been posted. Each sub-part was worth 2 points except for 4c, 5d, 6c, 6d, each worth 3 points.

01/09/10   In Homework 2 the fzero command is occasionally producing both an answer as well as the error Attempt to reference field of non-structure array. To our understanding this is a Matlab bug and if this error appears in your solutions we will ignore it.

01/07/10   Homework #1 has been graded. You can see your score (along with brief comments on what was marked incorrect) by clicking the "Grades" link from the menu at the top. Correct solutions to the homwork have been added to the "Assignments" page. If you think a mistake was made in the grading, please contact Fawzi Emad.

01/01/10   MATH299M and CMSC298M are the exact same thing and we are sharing all resources. The website and some of the other online resources are hosted by the Computer Science Department, but don't let that concern you if you are enrolled in MATH299M -- you are in the right place!

01/01/10   Please feel free to email either of the instructors with questions at any time. We will respond promptly. If you need to speak with us, beginning on Tuesday, January 5th, one of us will be available by telephone every day (Monday through Friday) from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. Only one instructor will be available each day, so you may need to try us both. You will be able to reach either Fawzi Emad at 301-405-2709 or Justin Wyss-Gallifent at 301-405-5088 daily between 10:00 and 12:00.

01/01/10   You will need a special course login ID and password to access the tutorial and some of the other materials on this webpage. We will be sending out details about how to login later today (via email). If you have not received this email by the end of today (Friday, January 1), please email either of the instructors and we will provide this information to you.

01/01/10   This course moves very quickly and it is your responsibility to keep up! We will not accept late assignments. Please note that your first homework assignment is due on Wednesday 1/6 and covers up through section B in the tutorial. (See the "Assignments" link from the menu at the top of this page for information about the course assignments.) You may complete assignments early, if you choose to do so.

01/01/10   You should now have access to two servers, available by clicking the "Grades" and "Submissions" links from the menu at the top of this page. Please click these links and verify that you can login to both of these servers using your University ID and password. If you are unable to access either of them, please email Fawzi Emad immediately.

01/01/10   If you have not already done so, please immediately read and familiarize yourself with the entire course syllabus, which is available by clicking the "syllabus" link from the menu at the top of this page. If you have any questions at all about the course policies or logistics, please do not hesitate to contact either of the instructors right away.

01/01/10   Welcome to the course! Please be sure to check these announcments very frequently (once a day at a minimum) for important updates. More recent entries will appear at the TOP of the page.