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
    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
  • about roundoff
  • about ASCII
  • about IP, HTTP
  • 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
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