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MATLAB Calculus Assignments

Where to Find Assignments

The Ohio University MATLAB web page contains assignments, reference materials and sample solutions to actual assignments.

Where to Find MATLAB at Ohio University

  • Computer Services Center (ground floor) and Alden (second floor):
    Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - midnight; Friday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday noon - midnight.
  • Boyd Hall 015, Brough House 006, Brown Hall 000, and Jefferson Hall 130:
    Monday through Thursday 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday closed; Sunday noon - 11 p.m.
  • Morton 314: Check lab door for available hours.
  • Morton 325b: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    In Morton use the user name student and leave the password blank. In order to use the printers in Morton one must get an account from the Math Office for $5.
  • Stocker 264, 267: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 a.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday through Sunday noon - midnight.
  • Stocker 127, 305, 308, 414: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday through Sunday noon - midnight.
    To log on to Stoker NT machines, you must have a username and password. For non-EECS majors, username student and leave password blank.

Getting Started

  • Download "A brief introduction to MATLAB [PDF]," one of the sample solutions, and your assignment from the O.U. MatLab web page.
  • Go to one of the labs listed above or follow the instructions above about accessing MATLAB in your residence hall room.
  • Open MATLAB. There should be a "Command Window"; this is where commands are entered.
  • Try the commands listed in: "A Very Brief Intro to MATLAB".
  • Read a "Sample Solution" to see what is expected.
  • Follow the instructions on your assignment exactly.
  • Take notes about what happens.
  • Write a brief report, answering all the questions on the assignment. Pay attention to the comments at the bottom of the assignment. (They are often hints.)
  • One of the main goals of the assignments is to teach you to think as you compute. Keep this in mind while doing the assignments.