Aims: The first aim is to show how the computer may be used, throughout all of mathematics, to enhance understanding, make preditions, test hypotheses. This will be achieved primarily through seven hours of computer-based contact sessions.
Objectives: The module will be taught using the Matlab-Maple software package. Through using this software tool you will be introduced to the rudiments of computer programming.
You will learn how to graph functions, study vectors and matrices graphically and numerically, how to iterate and use iteration to study sequences and series, how to solve algebraic and differential equations numerically and how to study statistical properties of sets of numbers.
DJ & NJ Higham, MATLAB guide, SIAM Publications, Philadelphia, September 2000.