Intro - CS 100 M Introduction to Computing Using Matlab...

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CS 100 M Introduction to Computing Using Matlab Fall 2007 Professors D. Fan and C. Van Loan http://www.cs.cornell.edu/courses/cs100 m /2007fa
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Today Discuss 100M vs 100R vs 100J Step through course logistics.
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The 100M Goal… …is to develop a practical intuition about computer problem-solving and its role in science and engineering.
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The Vehicle… …is the Matlab Environment where you can easily Develop programs. Interact with large data sets. Process images and sound.
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The 100M Goal… …is to develop a practical intuition about computer problem-solving and its role in science and engineering. Let’s discuss the key words
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What do we mean by “Intuition”? If intuition is a sense of direction, then computational intuition is a sense of computational direction.
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A Sense of Geometry Ray Tracing 100 million triangles
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A Sense of Complexity Search Trees Design Space Billions of Choices
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A Sense of Probability and Statistics Via Simulation Sweep Number = 12 Field Strength = -400 Sweep Number = 0 Field Strength = -60
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g g g g g g g A Sense of Approximation, Error, and Noise Pi = 22/7 1/3 = .3333
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