Course Number / Section:

CIS 1053 / 001

Course Title:

Programming in Matlab


Dr. Anthony Hughes


Wachman Hall, Room 1039.





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Grade of C or better in Mathematics 1021 (C073) or higher, or placement into Mathematics 1022 (C074)


Introduction to Scientific Computation and Programming.

Daniel T. Kaplan

Thompson Brooks/Cole



Course Goals:

This course introduces to students the use of a high-level programming language, Matlab, for scientific problem solving with applications and examples from mathematics, statistics and the natural sciences.  At the end of the semester, each student will give a presentation on a topic covered in the course.



Topics Covered:

The first part of the course introduces the basic features of Matlab including data structures, control structures and functions.  The second part is devoted to programming projects.




Attendance Policy:


Class attendance is MANDATORY. Absences for legitimate professional activities and illnesses are acceptable only if prior notice is given to the instructor by e-mail or phone.  Scheduling conflicts with your work, extra-curricular activities, or any other such activities is not a valid excuse.