MATLAB Programming for Engineering Analysis ‐ MAE 8
Winter 2013
News
 01/24/2013: Problem session start on 01/28/2013. See below for details.
 01/20/2013: Homework #2 postponed to Thursday.
 01/08/2013: Check out notes on MATLAB access.
Lectures

Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30AM10:50AM
Pepper Canyon 109
Instructor
 Mauricio de Oliveira, first name at ucsd dot edu
Office Hours
 Wednesday: 2:003:00 PM, EBU I Room 1602
You can also make an appointment with me by email.
TA and Tutors
TA
 Edward Pogue, e last name at ucsd dot edu
Ed is your first point of contact.
Tutors
 Lingjie Kong, l2 last name at ucsd dot edu
 Yue Teng, yu last name at ucsd dot edu
 Karcher Morris, k6 last name at ucsd dot edu
 Sean Sanchez, sr last name without z at ucsd dot edu
Tutors can help in the lab and with general programming questions you might have.
Lab Hours
We have reserved ERC 117 Computer Lab Reserved, Monday through Thursday, from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.
Tutors are available as scheduled:
 Monday: Lingjie (5:007:00) Teng (6:008:00)
 Tuesday: Karcher (5:008:00)
 Wednesday: Lingjie (5:007:00) Teng (6:008:00)
 Thursday: reserved but no tutors available
Problem Session

Monday, 4:00PM4:50PM
Center Hall 109
Text Book
Stormy Attaway, MATLAB: a practical introduction to programming and problem solving, Second Edition, ButterworthHeinemann, 2012.
Course Work
Homework
Homework is due every Wednesday at 9:00PM.
First assignment is due on January 16th.
Final Project
A final project will be assigned instead of homework in the
last week of class.
Get your copy of the final project
and the file upcs.txt.
Due on March 14th at 09:00PM.
Midterm
Thursday, February 7th
In class.
Get the solution. Correct answers
are highlighted in yellow.
Final Exam
Tuesday, March 19th, 08:0010:59
Get the solution. Correct answers
are highlighted in yellow.
Grade
 Homework (30 %)
 Midterm (20 %)
 Final Project (20 %)
 Final Exam (30 %)
Course Policy
Turnin all your work electronically on TED. No other form of homework submission will be accepted. Homework has to be turned in on time. Late homework will not be accepted. Email me before the deadline in case an emergency prevents you from submitting your homework on time.
No collaboration (exchange of information or files) is permitted on the midterm, final exam and final project. Any observed collaboration on these exams will be reported to the university authorities, which may result in severe consequences on your student status.
Collaboration during homework is permitted and encouraged, with full participation of all students in the study group.
Working with others on homework assignments is a good way to learn the material and is encouraged. Working together to find a good approach for solving a programming problem is healthy cooperation. However, any work that you submit must be your own work. Copying someone else's work is cheating. Keep in mind that we shall not distinguish between someone who copies somebody else's work and someone who allows their work to be copied.
Violators of the above rule will be given zero points for the assignment involved.
If you have any questions about what constitutes cheating, please ask.
Additional Material
You might want to take a look at an old website for MAE 9 for my notes on the C Programing Language. We will revisit some problems discussed there using MATLAB.
There are many resources available on the web. Here is an old yet useful tutorial on the basics of MATLAB.
Documentation and demos in MATLAB are also very useful. Get used to the MATLAB commands help, doc and demo.
If you find online material that you think might be useful as a reference for this class please let me know and I will add a link for it here.
MATLAB Access
MATLAB is available on the machines in our reserved lab and in most other student computer lab throughout campus or remotely via Virtual Labs, which you can install on your computer or iPad. There is no need to purchase a MATLAB license or a student version of MATLAB for this class.
Homework Assignments
Homework is due every Wednesday at 9:00PM
Turnin all your work electronically on TED. No other form of homework submission will be accepted. Homework has to be turned in on time. Late homework will not be accepted. Email me before the deadline in case an emergency prevents you from submitting your homework on time.
Homework #1
Attaway: 1.6, 1.7, 1.30, 1.32, 1.35
Due: 01/16/2013
Homework #2
Attaway: 1.42, 2.1, 2.4, 2.16, 2.20
Due: 01/24/2013
Homework #3
Attaway: 2.22, 2.25, 2.32, 3.21, 3.28
Due: 01/30/2013
Homework #4
Attaway: 3.36, 4.13, 4.16, 4.21, 4.23
Due: 02/06/2013
Homework #5
Attaway: 4.33, 5.4, 5.6, 5.7
Due: 02/13/2013
Homework #6
Attaway: 5.14, 5.16, 5.18, 6.28, 6.36
Due: 02/21/2013
Homework #7
Attaway: 7.9, 7.12, 8.4, 8.16
Due: 02/27/2013
Homework #8
Attaway: 9.3, 9.5, 9.7, 10.26, 10.30
Due: 03/06/2013