Math171 - Spring 2017 - Alexiades
• Our (customized) zybook is   UTKMath171AlexiadesFall2017   accessible with zybook subscription.
• This is a new type of interactive learning environment. In each section, you should work through the material and the Participating Activities (PAs).
• Reading-ahead material and PAs will be due BEFORE next class. Then we'll discuss it in class. Then you should do the Challenge Activities (CAs) by their due date.

ASSIGNMENTS

 Assigned Due Assignment Topic Class1:   R Aug 24 T Aug 29 by 12pm,before class zybook Chap.1, all sections Chap.2: § 2.1-2.5 History and Basics of Computing Hardware and Software Class2:   T Aug 29 R Aug 31 by 12pm,before class Chap.2: § 2.6-2.10 Chap.3: § 3.1-3.3 Hardware and Software Intro to Matlab Class3:   R Aug 31 T Sep 5 (by noon) CA in §3.3 Chap.3: § 3.4-3.6 Chap.4: § 4.1-4.3 Matlab interpreter review of basics Variables Class4:   T Sep 5 R Sep 7 CAs in §4.1 Chap.4: § 4.3-4.4 Variables, data types Class5:   R Sep 7 T Sep 12 PAs and CAs in §4.4, 4.5 Chap.4: § 4.6-4.8 Expressions, roundoff, ASCII char Class6:   T Sep 12 R Sep 14 PAs and CAs in §4.6-4.10 Chap.5: § 5.1-5.4 scripts, functions Class7:   R Sep 14 T Sep 19 PAs and CAs in §5.1-5.3 Chap.5: § 5.4-5.8 functions, I/O Class8:   T Sep 19 R Sep 21 PAs and CAs in §5.4-5.8 Chap.6: § 6.1-6.6 1D arrays (row vectors) Class9:   R Sep 21 T Sep 26 Quiz 1 PAs and CAs in §6.1-6.3 Chap.6: § 6.4-6.7 1D arrays Class10:   T Sep 26 R Sep 28 Quiz 1_b PAs and CAs in §6.4-6.7 Chap.6: § 6.8-6.12 1D arrays Class11:   R Sep 28 T Oct 3 PAs and CAs in §6.8-6.10 § 6.11-6.12,   § 7.1-7.4 array operations Class12:   T Oct 3 T Oct 10 PAs and CAs in §7.1 Ahead: § 7.2-7.5 array operations Fall Break   R Oct 5 — — Fall Break Class13:   T Oct 10 R Oct 12 PAs and CAs in §7.2-7.6 Ahead: § 7.7; Chap8: §8.1-8.4 save,load ; if-else Class14:   R Oct 12 T Oct 17 PAs and CAs in §8.1-8.4 Ahead: §8.5 ; Chap9: §9.1-9.5 switch ; while and for loops Class15:   T Oct 17 T Oct 24 PAs and CAs in §9.1-9.4 loops Class16:   R Oct 19 T Oct 24 Quiz2 PAs and CAs in §9.1-9.4 Ahead: Chap9: §9.5-9.6 loops Class17:   T Oct 24 T Oct 31 PAs and CAs in §9.5-9.6 Lab1 Ahead: Quadrature loops machine epsilon Think how to code RL, RR rules Class18:   R Oct 26 T Nov 7 Lab2 quadrature rules Class19:   T Oct 31 — — finding roots: plotting, bisection Class20:   R Nov 2 S Nov 11 Lab3 finding roots Class21:   R Nov 7 — — rand, sort, fopen, feof, fgetl, fscanf Class22:   R Nov 9 T Nov 14 R Nov 16 HW Lab4 on PAPER, due Tue reading, plotting data file Class23:   T Nov 14 Sun Nov 19 Lab5 finding FWHM of data points Class24:   R Nov 16 Sun Nov 26 Lab6 Newton-Raphson root finder Class25:   T Nov 21 R Nov 30 Lab7 IP, HTTP, HTML, webpage (start on part B in the Lab ASAP) Class26:   T Nov 28 — — Escape-Time-Algorithm Class27:   R Nov 30 S Dec 9 Lab8 fractals via Escape-Time-Algorithm Assigned Due Assignment Topic

Quiz 1: R Sep 21 on ch.3, ch.4, 5.1-5.3 ( re-test on T Sep 26 )     Quiz 2: R Oct 19     Quiz 3: R Nov 9
Final Exam: T Dec 12 10:15-12:15
• how-to
Supplementary (enrichment) material:
• The Roots of Computer Code Lie in Telegraph Code Smithsonian Mag., Sep.2017 ← NEW
• The Map of Computer Science by Dominic Walliman, Sep.2017 (excellent video) ← NEW
• The Map of Mathematics by Dominic Walliman, Feb.2017 (excellent video)
• Thinking of a Career in Applied Mathematics? ← NEW
• Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age, Pew Research, Feb.2017   profound questions about the future...
• Intro to mathematical modeling (5 min video)
Current version of Gnuplot for Win32:   gp504-win32-mingw.exe ;   for Win64:   gp504-win64-mingw.exe ;   for OSX   gnuplot-5.0.5-quartz.pkg
Calendar: Fall 2017
```                      August                  September
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa     Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1  2
3  4  5  6  7  8  9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
24 25 26     17 18 19 20 21 22 23
27 28 29 30 31           24 25 26 27 28 29 30

October               November               December
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1  2  3  4  5  6  7             1  2  3  4                   1  2
8  9 10 11 12 13 14    5  6  7  8  9 10 11    3  4  5
15 16 17 18 19 20 21   12 13 14 15 16 17 18         12
22 23 24 25 26 27 28   19 20 21 22 23 24 25
29 30 31               26 27 28 29 30
```
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