Matlab information, TAM 203, Fall 2006

You had Matlab in CS 100, so the only new issues are some special commands like ODE45. If you feel your matlab background is not adequate, please send email to In that email say when you took CS 100, who taught it, whether you took M or J, and what who told you about your need to learn Matlab when you were choosing between 100M and 100J.

If you want to learn some Matlab quick I would recommend spending 4-8 hours doing the tutorials at the start of Rudra Pratap's "Getting Started With Matlab" a book originally written for Cornell students who did not have Matlab at all in CS 100. You can order it from the campus store or buy it from Amazon.

There are some Matlab samples on older TAM 203 www pages (e.g. 2002).

Here are some samples.

A minimal ODE solution and plot, not good enough to hand in. Aball falling in honey.

A model ODE solution and plot, good enough to hand in. (From Spring 06).

Two particle collision from lecture on Tuesday Oct 5, 2006