MAT 331: Computer Assisted Mathematical Problem Solving
Fall 2015
Raluca Tanase

Lectures, Homework & Projects
Mathematica

Schedule

A set of lecture notes for each class is available in .pdf format and .nb (Mathematica notebook). Please log in to Blackboard with your netID and password to download the solutions to the homework assignments.


Date Topic Reading Assignments
Aug 25 Introduction & Syllabus Intro ( nb, pdf ) HW 1
Due Sept 10
Solutions
Aug 27 Getting started with Mathematica (Linear Algebra) Notes ( nb, pdf )
Sept 1 Getting started (Functions, Conditional Statements) Notes ( nb, pdf )
Sept 3 Loop Constructions & Graph Theory in Mathematica Notes ( nb, pdf ) HW 2
Due Sept 24
Solutions
Sept 8 no class (Labor Day)
Sept 10 Graph Theory in Mathematica Notes ( nb, pdf )
Sept 15 Mathematics of Web Search Notes ( nb, pdf )
Sept 17 Building interactive models Notes ( nb, pdf ), Map
Sept 22 Local variables & Interactive models Notes ( nb, pdf ) Project 1
Due Oct 18
Sept 24 Eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix Lectures 1 & 2
Sept 29 Perron-Frobenius Theorem & Page Rank Lectures 3 & 4
Oct 1 Project Discussion Notes ( nb, pdf )
Oct 6 Module & DynamicModule Notes (nb, pdf)
Oct 8 Symbolic & Numerical Solvers Notes ( nb, pdf ) HW 3
Due Oct 29
Solutions
Oct 13 Differential equations Lecture ( pdf )
Oct 15 Solving Differential Equations with Mathematica Notes ( nb, pdf )
Oct 20 Systems of Linear & Nonlinear Differential Equations Lecture ( pdf ) Project 2
Due Nov 18
Oct 22 Solving Systems of Diff Equations in Mathematica Notes ( nb, pdf )
Oct 27 Stability of Equilibrium Points Notes ( nb, pdf )
Oct 29 Phase Portraits for Systems of Nonlinear ODEs Notes ( nb, pdf )
Nov 3 Limits Cycles and Chaotic Behavior Notes ( nb, pdf )
Nov 5 Exercise: Using Locator in Interactive Models Notes ( nb, pdf )
Nov 10 An Introduction to Cryptography Notes ( nb, pdf ) Lab Exercises
Nov 12 Modular Arithmethic & Affine Ciphers Notes ( nb, pdf )
Nov 17 Cryptanalysis of Monoalphabetic/Polyalphabetic Ciphers       Notes ( nb, pdf )
Vigenere ( nb, pdf )
Nov 19 Euler's Theorem and the RSA Cryptosystem Lecture ( pdf ) Project 3
Due Dec 7
Nov 24 RSA Notes ( nb, pdf )
Nov 26 no class (Thanksgiving)
Dec 1 Digital Signatures Notes ( nb, pdf )
Dec 3 Project Discussion & Further Directions
Dec 9 Project Presentation - Wednesday, December 9, 5:30-7:30pm

Last updated November 2015