Spring 2023 MATH 124 001 LEC

Programming for Mathematical Applications
Schedule: 
SectionDays/TimesLocationInstructorClass
001 LECTuTh 08:00AM - 09:29AMEvans 60Per-Olof Sigfrid Persson24447
UnitsEnrollment StatusSession
4Open2023 Spring, January 17 - May 05
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101 DISWe 09:00AM - 09:59AMValley Life Sciences 2062 24448
102 DISWe 10:00AM - 10:59AMSocial Sciences Building 185 24449
103 DISWe 11:00AM - 11:59AMSocial Sciences Building 185 24891
104 DISWe 12:00PM - 12:59PMEvans 732 24892
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 Tue 10:30am - 12:30pm

Required Text Programming for Mathematical Applications, Lecture Notes, Per-Olof Persson

Recommended Reading 

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

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/