(Formerly CS004 )

Introduction to Scientific Computing and Problem Solving

  • Dan Potter
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Location: Barus & Holley 168
Meeting Time: K: TTh 2:30-3:50
Exam Group: 11: 05/18/2017 at 2:00 P.M.
Semester: 2 (Spring)
Offered This Year?  Yes
When Offered? Every Year


An introduction to using computers to solve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programming, data analysis, visualization and simulation problems from engineering, neuroscience, biology, mathematics and finance. Tools utilized may include Python, MATLAB, Julia, Excel, and Wolframalpha. By course end, students should be able to use MATLAB to solve a large variety of scientific data analysis, visualization and simulation problems. No prior programming experience is required (MATLAB is easy and fun to use). A calculus course (perhaps in high school) is highly recommended. Not for CS concentrators.

CRN: 25091