Math 350  Fall 2012 
Section  Time  Location  Instructor  Office Hours (Cupples I, Room 17) 
1  Mon Wed Fri 1:00PM  2:00PM  Cupples I, 199  Renato Feres  Tue Thu 12:00PM  2:00PM 
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Topics:
S = 0.70*H + 0.10*M + 0.20*F. 
Numerical Range  Letter Grade 
[90,100]  A, A, A+ 
[75,90)  B, B, B+ 
[6075)  C, C, C+ 
[5060)  D 
[0,50)  NCR (F) 
Week  Chapter/Section  Assignments and reading 
8/29 8/31 

Do Assignment 00 on getting started with Matlab. (It won't be collected and is not for grade.) Read pages 1 to 9 of the textbook. Try to understand and execute the simple programs on pages 4, 6, and 9. 
9/3 (Labor Day) 9/5 9/7 

This writeup has a list of useful Matlab functions related to random numbers and histograms: Random Numbers in Matlab. Homework 1 due 9/07 Solutions (9/14) 
9/10 9/12 9/14 

Homework 2 due 9/14 Solutions (9/21) 
9/17 9/19 9/21 

Lecture notes on random variables. Homework 3 due 9/21 Solutions (9/28) 
9/24 9/26 9/28 Homework: 9/28 

Homework 4 due 9/28 Solutions (10/05) 
10/1 10/3 10/5 Homework: 10/05 

Homework 5 due 10/05 Solutions (10/17) 
10/8 10/10 10/12 Homework: 10/12 

Homework 6 due 10/12 Solutions (10/17) 
10/15 10/17 MIDSEMESTER PAPER 10/19 (Fall break) 


10/22 10/24 10/26 Homework: 10/26 

Homework 7 due 10/31 Solutions (11/05) 
10/29 10/31 11/02 (no class today) 

Homework 8 due 11/12 Solutions (11/12) 
11/5 11/7 11/9 Homework: 11/9 

Homework 9 due 11/19 Solutions (11/19) 
11/12 11/14 11/16 Homework: 11/19 


11/19 11/21 (Thanksgiving) 11/23 (Thanksgiving) 

Homework 10 due 11/19 Solutions (11/30) Ising model animation, courtesy of Will Gooding. 
11/26 11/28 11/30 Homework: 11/30 

Homework 11 due 12/07 Solutions (12/07) 
12/3 12/5 12/7 Homework: 12/07 


FINAL PROJECT DUE 
Take a look at some of the below links and other sources as you think about your research project. If any of the links is not accessible to you, do an online search with the titles and authors, and you will likely find alternative working links. Wikipedia is also a very good source of information.
Matlab is installed in most PCs in the computer lab at Eads, and I believe in the engineering computers. (Presently, I do not know if it is available at the business school computers.) I do not assume that you are already familiar with it.
Here are some links to information about the free software mentioned above: