CSCI0040

(Formerly CS004 )

Introduction to Scientific Computing and Problem Solving

Instructor(s):
Course Home Page:
http://cs.brown.edu/courses/csci0040/
Location:
Meeting Time: TTh 4-5:20
Exam Group: 17: 05/14/2015, 9:00 AM
Semester: 2 (Spring)
Offered This Year?  Yes
When Offered? Every Year

Description

An introduction to using computers to solve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) data analysis, visualization and simulation problems from engineering, neuroscience, biology, mathematics and finance.

Students will access and analyze a number of "real world" data sets while becoming fluent MATLAB programmers. Other tools utilized may include Excel, Wolframalpha and Python.

By course end, students should be able to use MATLAB to solve a large variety of scientific data analysis, visualization and simulation problems.

No prior programming experience is required (MATLAB is easy and fun to use). A calculus course (perhaps in high school) is highly recommended.

Not for CS concentrators.

CRN: 24791