Syllabus for Using MATLAB

Användning av MATLAB

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 1TD311
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science G1N

    Main field(s) of study and in-depth level

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2007-03-15
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2014-05-09
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 25, 2014
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements and Mathematics 4 or Mathematics D
  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

To pass, the student should be able to

  • use the MATLAB environment in an efficient way;
  • write well structured programs in MATLAB;
  • choose appropriate built-in functions and use these functions to solve computational problems and for visualizing results;
  • go from an application problem and mathematical model to MATLAB code;
  • summarise results from MATLAB, such as graphics and code in a lucid way.

Content

The MATLAB environment, data types, built-in functions and arithmetic expressions, MATLAB files (m-files, mat-files), import and export between MATLAB and other formats. How to write your own programs and to go from a problem to programming code. Fundamental programming structures (if, for och while), script files and functions. Writing your own functions and to write code structured in several subprograms, parameter passing, the algorithm concept. Error handling using try-catch.
Computations in MATLAB: linear equations systems, least squares fit, interpolation, roots of functions, ordinary differential equations, and integrals.

Instruction

The course is web based distance course, and all communication and instructions are web based. The language of instruction is Swedish.

Assessment

Compusory assignments. A special assignment or take-home exam is offered for higher grades.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 25, 2014

  • Hanselman, Duane C.; Littlefield, Bruce Mastering MATLAB

    Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson, cop. 2012

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Moore, Holly. MATLAB for engineers

    3rd ed.: Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, c2012

    Find in the library

    Mandatory