Course Description for Math 98: (from Math 98 Instructor Cinna Wu)
This is a five week P/NP supplementary Matlab programming course for Math 128A. No prior programming experience is needed. We will cover the basics of Matlab needed to complete programming assignments in Math 128A. Classes will be held twice a week for 1.5 hours each. There will be five homework assignments and no exams. The course will cover writing functions in Matlab, working with vectors and matrices in Matlab, 2D and 3D plotting in Matlab, etc.
If you would like to enroll or to know more about this class, please contact Cinna Wu at cinnawu@math.berkeley.edu or visit http://math.berkeley.edu/~cinnawu/math98.html .
We will give no credit for written homework and programming assignment turned in after the due date and there will be no make up exams. In case you have to miss the midterm exam, your final will be worth 50 points. You fail the class if you do not take the final exam.
The midterm will be on March 7 in class, and the programming
assignments will be due on Feb. 28 and Apri. 24,
respectively.
Homeworks and programming assignments will involve written
assignments to be done individually, although group
discussion is allowed. Basic programming skills will be
needed in both homework and programming assignments. The
GSIs and myself will offer help for languages we are
familiar with (mostly matlab.)
There will be no class performance curve. Your final letter grade will be determined based on the total number of points you earn in the class. Below is a list of cut-offs.
In general the absolute majority of the class will get A and
B level grades. To get a good grade, make sure you do your
homework and programming assignments on time; your total exam scores (50 points)
alone will only give you an F.
Grades of Incomplete will be granted only for dire medical
or personal emergencies that cause you to miss the final,
and only if your work up to that point has been
satisfactory.