Spring 2022 MATH 124 001 LEC

Programming for Mathematical Applications
001 LECTuTh 08:00AM - 09:29AMMorgan 101Per-Olof Sigfrid Persson27571
UnitsEnrollment StatusSession
4Open2022 Spring, January 18 - May 06
101 DISWe 09:00AM - 09:59AMHearst Gym 245Lewis Pan27572
102 DISWe 10:00AM - 10:59AMAnthro/Art Practice Bldg 115Lewis Pan27573
103 DISWe 01:00PM - 01:59PMGenetics & Plant Bio 103Arjun Narayanan28138
104 DISWe 12:00PM - 12:59PMHearst Gym 245Arjun Narayanan28139
Additional Information: 

Prerequisites Math 53, 54, 55, or permission from instructor.

Description An introduction to computer programming with a focus on the solution of mathematical and scientific problems. Basic programming concepts such as variables, statements, loops, branches, functions, data types, and object orientation. Mathematical/scientific tools such as arrays, floating point numbers, plotting, symbolic algebra, and various packages. Examples from a wide range of mathematical applications such as evaluation of complex algebraic expressions , number theory, combinatorics, statistical analysis, efficient algorithms, computational geometry, Fourier analysis, and optimization. Mainly based on the Julia and the Mathematica programming languages.

Office 1081 Evans Hall

Office Hours TBD

Required Text Think Julia: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist, Ben Lauwens and Allen Downey.

Recommended Reading 

The official Julia documentation (latest stable version). Free online.

Insight through computing: A MATLAB introduction to computational science and engineering. Charles F. van Loan and K.-Y. Daisy Fan. SIAM, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-898716-91-7. Free online for UC Berkeley.

Grading Homework, quizzes, programming projects, midterm exam, and final exam.

Homework Weekly

Course Webpage http://persson.berkeley.edu/math124/